At 28 miles, the Quad Dipsea ultra-marathon is only a little longer than a standard marathon. Then again, most marathons don’t include grueling terrain and over 18,000 feet in elevation change. What better challenge for Team Un-Scared?
Started by Kelly Starrett and the gang at San Francisco CrossFit, Team Un-Scared is for athletes who trust their CrossFit training and boldly register for events in which they have no experience. Fifteen athletes joined Starrett and Brian MacKenzie of CrossFit Endurance for the challenge on Nov. 28, 2009.
In Part 1, Starrett and the other athletes talk about what motivated them to tackle the Quad and how they prepared for the challenge. 2min 58sec
In Part 2, the race is on as the athletes hit the trail. 1min 41sec
Part 3 features the members of Team Un-Scared after they accomplish their goal: completing the Quad Dipsea ultra-marathon. 2min 22sec
Part 4 finds the group back in San Francisco as they talk about recovering from their adventure. 1min 53sec
Additional reading: 100 Miles of Trials by Shane Skowron, published Aug. 15, 2009.