By day, Beat Jegerlehner is a software engineer with Google, but set him loose, and Beat participates in events that make mere ultrarunners look timid. A thousand miles across Alaska? Check. Tor des Geants? Check. HURT? Check.
Beat tells me (and my dad!) about the specifics and logistics of participating in a race that takes over three weeks–and over $1k worth of food– to complete.
Interested in competing? Better build a bike sled, attach some funky disk brakes, and fill it with cat litter. Definitely check out this podcast if you want to hear something way out of your comfort zone.
Favorite Beer: Lagunitas IPA
Jill’s Blog (with some great coverage of the ITI)
Outro Music: Du Hast by Rammstein