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yes, you must always think this to you on out is the era. we know what's happening. i region, we know how to get to places that others cannot. if i was, i said, i'm going on the way that you tell the story is what can make a difference. ah, hello, i'm adrian said again. endo, how about the salary of the ears on al jazeera, the world health organization is warning of an approaching tidal waves of corona, virus infections in europe. it says that more than half of people that are likely to be infected by the omicron variant in the next 2 months. the w h o is urging governments to prioritize vaccinations, including booster shots. it is quickly becoming dominant virus invest in europe. and this no spreading into the balkans at this rate,
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the institute for health metrics and evaluation for posts that more than 50 percent of the population in the region will be infected with mcclung in the next 6 to 8 weeks out there. as dominic caden, berlin has more on the situation across europe. on the face of us, a very bleak assessment. indeed, that's 50 percent of the population. depending on which numbers you go by, in the you, more than 400000000 people live here in the you around 700000000 around the you, it's periphery countries and that sort of thing. so we're talking potentially hundreds of millions of people that this individual from the world health organization is saying might well find themselves falling foul of the omicron variant of the corona virus in the course of the next couple of months. remember, it's deep winter here right now. and so all those conditions which militates in favor of further transmission are in place. it's cold outside people tend to congregate together inside if they're not wearing appropriate masks as we were
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hearing from the w h o. in another part of a statement made by the individual concerned that it's masking vaccination and that sort of thing in the absence of those. and it's very clear that the world health health organization is making pretty difficult and dangerous suggestions here. hundreds of millions of people might find themselves as a se falling fall of on the crohn in this deep winter phase of 2022. that's the really fundamental question here right now, has all me crohn managed to dislodge the delta, very the preceding, particularly dangerous variance of covey that had been running right? what like wild fire across the continent. here in germany, the latest estimate suggests somewhere around 50 percent of all cases are of ami chrome. but in other parts of the continent then on the crohn has really taken hold and is starting to really push delta to one sy. quebec could soon be the 1st
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canadian province to tax adults, not vaccinated against the corona virus. premier francois lago says that b unvaccinated, placing a financial burden on the health care system, announced plans for those without a medical exemption to pay a health care contra, you since covered 19 hospitalizations in canada, of sirs with the spread of the on the chrome variant. here as president joe biden has called for voting rights reforms to expand access to poles. democrats alleged that republican states of trying to suppress blackened other democratic leading voters. biden wants the senate to abandon its super majority rule, to pass the bills right to vote. and that, that vote count, it is democracy's threshold liberty. without it, nothing is possible. but with it anything is possible. while the denial of fair and
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free elections is on democratic, it is not unprecedented. kazakhstan, as president says, the brushing troops will begin pulling out within 48 hours with a full withdrawal expected in 10 days. at least 160 people have been killed. 10000 detained during days of anti government protests in the former soviet state. 8 soldiers, including a high ranking commander and became facile, have been detained on suspicion of conspiring against the government. military, prosecutors say they were tipped off about a plot to destabilize institutions by an insider. the logistics airstrike in ethiopia to grad region has killed at least 17 people. thousands of others were wounded. in the southwestern town of my separate, it follows an attack on friday which killed at least $56.00 people in a camp for the displaced. and there is the headline news for you here and i'll 0 after corresponded next lou.
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ready the this is one of the world's most beautiful, yet unpredictable environments. and it was where offense to try and run my 1st american. could she just tell my wife and mother they were absolutely right. this was a really stupid idea. the question why we run had months previously been my starting point in the week that followed i called inspiration from some of the world but distance runners. we all want to feel like we are like the dream of
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it and asked whether running is something we were born to do. our ancestors are all writers who were we're not good at running. we're left, essentially in the evolutionary does. and in georgia, less than convincing start to my own road. running korea is a 65 year old man, a 50 year old woman, and a whole year old boy that will run. now i was in the thick starting one of the world's most americans was easy enough trying to finish it. well, that would prove to be rather more complicated, both of them, the frozen because you are going, go, goes up your i stole free shock and awe.
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i live in the middle east in kit, so where i work as a sports journalist, i run like many people do to stay fits and clear of my inbox for an error saying every week, ah, my job has taken me to sporting events all over the world but few can match a trip i made in 2008. when i went to the north pole film, american, the labor because it's me, it was an experience that inspired me to think how might one day want to do something similar and not just stand around with a microphone to tell me that in the noise swarm coach i guess to get rid of my feelings of what i'm now
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getting ready to run a marathon my 1st lot in the aren't thinking of the north pole, but in the antarctic council. my older brother graham is the one member of my family. he's actually run a marathon, his ultimately successful trip to the finish line started with a health checkup doctor said, yeah, you're ok, but your role is quite high. better what she blood pressure and we saw about losing some weight. so came out of the doctor's reason to be depressed and thought i need to do something about it where you having a mental health crisis. what you mean. the fact that ok go sports car. it is cuz you have gotten to my field say, 12 years younger than me and then top stuff by running a marathon. so yeah, that's why my looking at space, but i think it's quite lady journalism to be on the time then to up my journalistic
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and running game. i'm embarking on the biggest physical challenge of my life along the way. i'm going to ask why running in all its forms? is the sport so many of his choose to do for 3 can yet has produced 4 of the 5 fastest ever marathon runners. the perfect place to step up training for molly 1st in song many cities and cultures running is something that's squeezed, been around the rest of people's lives, and that's an elite level really struggles for attention. well, there's no danger of that. hey, in the canyon town of ethan running, he taken very seriously. and those that choose to run through. so with
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a dedication ah, in this country of running champions, a 10 has become an unofficial capital. some born here, others drawn head by the promise of training with the best i once and i why when i watch a marathon on tv, more often than not, it's a kenyan out in front. i kind of mentioned a deal with that. i mean, i hear people are addicted to coffee or some things, but for me, i'm addicted. running. no running out of the day. a new leaf, i train hat, i will we niecy. so that was my motivation, like train hard and, and then the competition is just having fun. but what keeps you power the
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cottage and feet that you can really do something in a race? he's how you actually train whenever. i mean that is know that my dad was pretty good friends at the moment i had it. i always keep pushing knowing that i can read it. 10 is a town where that can do to chewed has taken roots at the local school. a tree is planted every time. one of their former students wins a major running title. over the years, the school grounds have been turned into something of a forest. well the thing, well this tree base to be to success tells you is that on like what i was told of sco really is in the taking all the accounts in kenya. all about the winning. i don't think there's any canyon who runs for fun. this irishman is uniquely place to
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start selling an englishman. one of the sort of leisure running i do have a little place here in kenya, join a group collie mcconnell arrived and he turned in the 1970s to work as a teacher and sets up the hands 1st organized training program. he since guided a handful of athletes to the very top, including elliptic, $800.00 mean to champion david rhodesia. the idea of reading school running to the market, running to town, running to a neighbor's house. you know, it's in the rural areas, it's, it's part of your lifestyle. it is something that you've internalized from the time you. you can walk in school, i was very active. and now whenever i go for lanes, which is about a kilometer, i used to rank to home. when i'm coming back to school around, i didn't have an idea what i was doing, but i was training without no running for me was
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a way of transport. coming from one side to another one. and it makes you rich there quicker. you have to go to school every morning. sometimes you are late, must run because you need to catch up with your classes. an olympic legend from my own country helps put into context just what sort of a head start. this might give a kenyan runner in the west. life is, has become very much easier physically for most people, cept cow certain he doesn't take things easy. he was chairman of the london 2012 olympic organizing committee. as a runner, he want to olympic goals and set 12 world records. 1460 my god. he held the 8th and would meet the world record for 18 years. i came from a different center and i ran as quickly as my contemporaries from africa were running at the time in my country,
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u. k. young people when they get so the age of 15 unbalanced are about 50 percent less fit than they were or less active than they were when they were 9 children. the one's walked to school, all rode bikes to school or sometimes even ran to school like i did, don't do latin for all sorts of reasons. and that's a pattern. but certainly in advance countries is, is not unusual. being active from a young age undoubtedly contributes to kenya's running culture. others have argued canyon's might have the perfect dna to run for that the thin air of high altitude as there is here in a 10, helps condition the body for distance running. but simple economics rather than complex science, could also explain a lot. ah,
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so she said when life without money is tough and that's what apple show, i like me and now i have nothing. my name is i had on. well, so about maybe i got to money to stop all to my side of you know, life without my me. even now maybe i'm coming from framing. i'm. i don't know about my coin plate in the house because nothing, not maybe even like i'm on that. the clock, i think the, the motivation for casuarina can always be caught an interesting one when you find yourself out in the middle of nowhere. i was just a camera man and some disinterested lifestyle to keep you company and the ronnie's
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hurting. why should not just stop and what you very quickly learn hair is that the local runners just don't have that luxury of choice to stop. if i stop, i can still go home, watch tv, and get on with the rest of my life. if they choose to stop running and i don't have a decent harm to go back to the kids around here, see the more elite athletes, you know, an owning property, building a big house, driving a big car. and it doing better for their families. and that's a fantastic motivation because they seed largely as a career, you know, as a way of out of poverty as you said, we don't to, to, to make a career a, we don't dreadful fun. when you know that i have no other option in life or i don't have any other way out anyways than you did to get more in what you learn to do. most of them were to fruition come from before i've been there before them.
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they have their living good lives and they're driving good cars. now you are an $800.00 made serona. can you beat david rhodesia? that is something i can do. i'm training is also training. ah, my mom is also home. i'm training with tom jones. that is my hash water and that's one time i will be attending her my time talking to edwin has really helped put my young challenge into context. i'll be running a marathon because i want to not because i have to training can be arduous. and it's certainly time consuming, but witnessing the levels of sacrifice and commitment here has convinced me that in order to be ready for the uns heartache, taking shortcuts just isn't an option willis, this hardening is, it may be, i have to accept that i'm not going to win any marathons or make any money from
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running. but i still want to run and ask the question. i still have to answer, why do i? and millions of other plotters still want to get on the road and run as best we can . oh, wow. wow. wow, wow, wow. now, with one place to find more than a few floaters doing the best they can is at the new york marathon. my own rice on ice is now a month away to more contrasting events that would be hard to imagine. but in common with the vast majority of the $50000.00 runners here, i'll be running not to win. just to finish with
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the scale of this events. and the level of efforts on show is definitely sharpening my own focus. it looks frightening. just starts and inspiring in equal measure number, you will experience. i had the privilege to do boston 3 years ago, but day amount of crowds in support does the entire way with unbelievable. one year ago, even when i went through the shops, i went to my god, sit on the couch, did nothing in new york. i know me and my daughter, we made it to her therapy. outdoors is my time. it's just wonderful. and you're with people when you do these races, just not been like it. glen gear is a psychologist and then it perience to runner. who might just be able to explain why so many, far from elite athletes like myself, driven to run a marathon?
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when you look at marathon running it's, it's kind of like, it takes recreational running and then it takes it a step beyond. so i think than the psychological needs that marathon running fails for people in western i. societies now are completely beyond health. it's very much about showing someone i can do this. i can achieve something that everyone thinks is extraordinary. once you realize that you can do that and you see that in yourself, you start to believe other things about yourself. i can definitely by and what glen is saying, i want to see how all responds of putting myself in harm's way. and i really won't know how i'm going to react to the distance, the race or the cold. and so i'm actually there the idea of a marathon in the south. all areas on believable, you know, i mean it's like, it's like you've got 2 major adverse things bumping right up against each other. you know, marathon your 1st marathon experienced is such an extreme climbing,
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interconnecting those together, and that kind of experience. you know, that you have few, few options. but if you run into that, i think you're just gonna have to muscle through it. time i think to ask a medical professional, if i can be assured my body won't crack up on the antarctic ice. while that's why i said, you know, i've never seen anybody. i've never met anybody who is preparing for a raise like that when he's not laughing at me. thank. so canada is a doctor who specializes in trying to keep runners on their feet. i guess really listening to your body from the beginning to end and seeing if anything is out of the ordinary. when it comes to your joints, your bottom of your feeds, your skin, you know, i think will be an important thing. and before anything gets worse, as you're running to stop and monitor and make sure everything is okay. anybody who signs up for a marathon should be fully aware of the amount of training that should be involved
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and the kind of pain and aches and all kinds of negative things that are associated with running marathon. people do need to understand that when they're taking up running as a sport, there is an inherent risk of injury that comes with it. d and when they have a set target and they're still determined to get there, that they try to either ignore or mask the pain or any signal that the body is giving them that could be cause for disaster. ready ah, running benefits probably wouldn't be advisable in the antarctic, but a sizable minority of runners leave taking your shoes off is the key to staying injury free while you train. and at this point, i'm nothing if not open minded. when you're barefoot running, you take short strides. doug, you walk him is a running coach. shoot,
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shuns traditional train as you can stand here without looking at you know, one leg already. don't look down, look up. they close the line and as you can see, you're all over the place here. he says to shoes, we think of protecting or jointly do could be doing quite the opposite for the foot . cushion this big on the, on your heel. you're going to hit the ground harder. and moreover, because you have a question you're wearing heels as a guy. i tell guys this all the time you're wearing a one inch to to shield just like high heels. so that shortens your achilles tendon . and over time it got to be short and it does not get longer than which causes all sorts of other issues. once you mess with your foot and your ankle, the mechanics there, it's gonna mess with your name mechanic. and you're hit with the point where that we don't get it back and i come up to me all the time and say, you know, it's dangerous to run in central park or anywhere for that matter. barefoot and
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i to the up to safer. it allows me to feel the ground allows me to be more in touch with my surroundings and i'm more aware and i feel more comfortable and i'm running that way as well. now i run and pain free and i enjoy my runs a lot more than a i used to. duck himself would agree the foot style isn't for everyone. i've stayed injury free till now and a half to say i'm not too happy to be feeling the ground beneath my feet. quite so directly. a few days later, my train is all safely back home and i'm getting ready to spend an evening with new york's orchard street runners. it's the sort of group that can now be found in many major cities. i'm hoping they can give me a final push. my pre marathon preparation the
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the google is originally started because i was trying to get a girl to run with. and 2 years later, still going on the girls no longer in the picture, but the group is really, the advantage is right off the bat, we're just social interaction like minded individuals coming together for, for a run. created the dynamic that i think was more specific than going to a bar or going to a party. most people are not working on 5 jobs or, and creative fields. they're living downtown, they're young actually off and doing. i said a different route every week to keep things interesting and to challenge people in different ways. and that sign amec is what makes it appealed to what i think is a different type of runner than the queen. running by myself, i'm more likely to want to slow down or not really push myself like running with
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other people and i think you're being competitive, but you're like, his person's not calling out 1st is not stopping to stay with them. stay with them . stay with them. when you're running side by side you, it's like you're running the same route. i think there's something more cultural about it. and a lot of people recognize, even if you're not a used to be a competitive runner. now live in new york life style out most nights and want to stay fit. we wanted something that was, you know, convenient but, but cool people that were just about on it. and obviously just it fits my lifestyle perfectly. i, the groups approach to post rice refueling is definitely appealing, a, makes the legs feel better. but too much time spends in a bar in new york's lower east side. probably won't hope come the start of the world's southernmost marathon. that's now just 2 weeks away. it's time to try and
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get race ready. oh oh. 000000000, i've come to florida to running my 1st ever organized hoffman with wine. oh i. we have a runner here today, i believe from england. he is running here today as a very short time, he will be running in, get this article i know body. anyway,
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we also wish him all the luck in the world. i'm about to start finding out. if weeks of training have actually paid off with one ah ah. step beyond the comfort zone were assumptions or challenge. travel to the ends of the earth and further experience the unimaginable of the people who live it. this is probably the most extreme situation i've been involved
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he fell to the ground and cried out. i'm going to prison. the question the jury has to decide now he should she lou. hello again. i'm adrian sort of get in doha, the headlines on al jazeera, the world health organization is warning of an approaching tidal wave of corona, virus infections in europe. it says that more than half of people there are likely to be infected by the on the chrome variant. in the next 2 months, the w h o is urging governments to prioritize vaccinations, including booster shots. it is quickly becoming dominant virus invest in europe. and this know, spreading into the balkans at this rate, the institute for health met,
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picks and evaluation for past that more than 50 percent of the population in the region will be infected with mcclung. in the next $6.00 to $8.00 weeks, quebec could become the 1st canadian province to tax adults not vaccinated against the corona virus. premier francois lego says that the unvaccinated, placing a financial burden on the health care system, he announced plans for those without a medical exemption to pay a health care contribution. more people are in hospital with cove at 19 in the us than ever before. nearly 146000. the strain on the health care system has been compounded by staff shortages as hospital workers become infected. here, as president joe biden has called for voting rights reforms to expand access to poles. democrats alleged the republican states of trying to suppress black another democratic, leading voters bite and wants the senate to abandon its super majority rule. to
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pass the bills right to vote. and that that will count. it is democracy's threshold liberty. without it, nothing is possible. but with it, anything is possible. while the denial affair for elections is on democratic, it is not unprecedented. cassock stands president says that washing troops will begin pulling out within 48 hours with a full withdrawal expected in 10 days. at least 160 people have been killed and 10000 detained during days of antique of mac protests in the former soviet states. and north korea has released images of leader kim jong and observing the countries latest missile test. it's the 2nd firing of the parent to hypersonic missile. they're in less than a week and those the headlights that he is continues here on out as here. let's get you back to correspondence now. ah.
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moon. this florida run is a small scale community event where the emphasis for those running either a short distance or the 21 kilometer half marathon like me, is on fun. but i'm also building up to the raw, the most serious business. if my 1st full marathon, which will be in the antarctic, a huge undertaking as far as i'm concerned, a somewhat augi with the sort of thing humans were born to do. the distance running was key to our ancestors survival. when our fates are only means of transport, aroma, the router, humans who were not good at running were left, essentially in the evolutionary dust. hunting was a very basic aspect of what our ancestors did, and you have to run to get the game. and long distance running abilities are particularly effective that going for on time. so yes, the gaming where the animals down, you'll need a wide angle right here. we have the luxury of not exercising,
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working very little for food, of eating things that are high fat and high sugar and abundant. and i think that's very evolutionarily unnatural. the, the way that i feel after an intense run is proof positive that that's something that where engineered mentally and physically to do is no other way to get that feeling that i've experienced. but something about running taps into something so deep. it's the 100 gathering days when you're in a pack hunting, a wild animal. i feel like this is a similar experience. my less than a joy form does might be wonder just how useful out of been to my tribe. but i do at least make it to the finish line here. well, you know, i was hoping to find a whole lot wrong since the pale was actually quite enjoyable. i guess those are
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going to do now is twice the distance in a howling wind. and in the freezing cold, sorry, i should be the my parents who are on holiday nearby and do a great job posting my confidence levels. completely maga center facilities for you. if you don't, the bill is only a marathon. you can stop and give up at any time killing yourself off or your life or toes and mothers melodrama aside. my parents concerns do look to have some statistical backing. so we're sort of my age group, so i kind of got to be happy with that until you realized there's a 65 year old man, a 50 year old woman, and a 12 year old boy that will run faster than me. so i still a bit of work to run like this though,
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is really all about enjoying yourself. the not all races all i've, i'm a bounce of falling nails. thing i. this is true, leis tacoma. doesn't my final stop before the on topic a tougher place to run would be hard to find it. but dr. hart does it's owner. it's also at altitude. so there's limited oxygen in the air. not one would think the obvious location for a marathon. i the guiding hand behind this expedition on the upcoming antarctic ice marathon is runa richard donovan. in
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2012, he managed to get to and run a marathon on each of the world. 7 confidence in less than 5 days. now he's organizing a marathon on of old k. no, it's kind of counter intuitive really in some ways, you know, bring it up to altitude where they're going to be gas and for oxygen as you know, almost $15000.00 phase control in, you know, volcanoes. one of them is an active volcano, and i just think that makes it attractive to people. it's such apparent lapses in human logic that make running fertile ground for philosopher and runner. mark rollins is a guy called burnett suits canadian philosopher. who asked this question, you know, if i suppose you could live in a utopia where everything that you could get to work, you can now quiet through the push of a button. what would you do? how would you spend your time in utopia? and his answer, i think is right, is that we would find ways of making things difficult for ourselves. you have this
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goal and there are various ways of achieving it. and we choose a less than maximally efficient way. we choose a difficult way of achieving it, just so we can play the game. this volcano marathon is a case in point and altitude of 4500 meters looms over the start line. that's not far off the heights of everest base camp. this events is less than a week before my antarctic rice. so i'm aiming to complete 3 quarters of the call the me, ah me, ah, i'm hoping this rate will provide a final test in extreme conditions. rapidly apparent the most few hours of my
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running lights are far lawyer ahead of me. i a shortage of oxygen, an oversupply of some sand, and up hill climbs. these are conditions that force everyone taking part to dig very deep. i'm struggling to breathe, struggling with the terrain. the urge to stop increases with every stride. you decide. you decide whether you go on whether you can do this, whether you can't do it. jonathan cancer is a man who knows how i'm feeling. he's a psychologist who also enjoys running not just marathons, but 80 kilometer ultra marathons. i think challenging yourself. it has a very rewarding quality. i think there's a feeling of being alive,
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of pushing yourself, of, of constantly seeing what, you know, what you can do that really gets you aware of your own kind of mental and physical being when you push yourself to extreme way is that i think it's very hard to get that in other parts of your life. the internal discussion taking place in my head sees my mind for whatever reason, ignoring the screaming appeals of my body. i carry on and do eventually hit the 30 kilometer targets. i'm aiming for you look at a marathon runners mentality. it's kind of like, why are you doing this? is painful. you know, you might even get injured, you know, running a little bit as healthy and running too much, may or may not be. so really points to the question of, you know, what, what exactly is the mechanism by which people are going to continue doing something,
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in spite of the pain? i think what it largely is, is that when, when you do that, when you're in pain and you're experiencing adversity and you carry on through it, it's such a great signal to yourself of success in motivation was come from yourself from where you find. c another question, sometimes you don't know to you in the middle of the event, it can be different from one event to another. location such as these you actually enjoy the room while you're suffering. and i think most of the most envious career in the world at the moment that i watched people suffering during events and the end of every one. they thank the 1st this is the hardest, martha. not that we've done through that because of that paper talk about that. that helps me if i ever did. the toughest thing i've ever done up. what does this run was painful enough?
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i'm now bound to take on a full medicine and possibly even harsher conditions. me around this on the southern tip of chilly is my jump off point for the uns heartache. a final briefing before we fly provides a worrying warning of the freezing temperatures that a waiter's, what really shuts down 1st is the fingers and toes. and it tend to get a bit around the groin of from spot to put his extra bit of a salt down that will take as a good night's evasion as any, to double check. going have packed the right kid. so a lot of people have asked me exactly what it is i'm going to be wearing to run this silly rice in the antarctic on your feet. spicy pretty regular pair of running shoes extra grip on the bottom. the fairly waterproof couple of lies a fixed socks. hopefully that will be enough on the body. it's just lots of thin
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layers. and then when freaked out a shell. pretty cool piece of kit are the here. this is obviously a face mask. hopefully that will protect you from the cold wind, but also allow you to breathe through these vents here. and then the most important thing, the halting bed in bro, testing some of that equipment is a practical step in my final preparations. but just as important is the need to get mentally ready and possibly the greatest appeal running has to me is its ability to relax and focus my mind. it's amazing how many times you can have, you know, 3 full things that you think problems rolling around. and yet the end of a run you that everything actually becomes much clearer. it was a very important part of my life. while we were preparing to deliver and unlimited gays, we call it auto pilot. when your intensity and the longevity of the run into
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a certain point is something about the active running that it's all hypnotizing. and it allows me to change my perspective on thoughts and ideas that i may have. and it gives me an ability to meditate on these things in a much calmer, clear away. i've had plenty of time to meditate on what's heading my weight, this upcoming run into the unknown has both concerned and captivated me. but after 6 months of training, i feel i'm as ready as i'll ever be to take it on it's a 4 and a half hour flight from pants around us to the unthought to camp i and more than 50 other runners from 21 different countries are about to find out exactly what it is we let ourselves in for. you wouldn't normally recommend that somebody get an
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environment where they haven't really trained for it properly, right? it's not a set up for failure, but it presents a problematic level. you have to really be committed to not allowing yourself to go to the dark side. you have to come to peace with the fact that they're going to be so many unknowns. so you have to really open yourself up to the fact that, that you're going to experience many things that you can't even anticipate. you don't want that piece to overwhelm you and blindside so that you have to prepare yourself for the feeling of starting to get overwhelmed. not much can prepare you for the feeling of stepping into nature's deep freeze the lowest temperature ever recorded on earth minus 93 degrees celsius was on this continent. winds can hit 300 kilometers per hour. but for now, conditions around the tents we're staying in are relatively calm. so this is unit
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glassy can, which will be your or hung the next few days. and it's around here. but i'll be running this marathon the south pole that is about 1000 kilometers in that direction. we're in a place so remote, even a penguins don't bother coming to visit, surrounding is on all sides of the ellsworth mound. since that's the highest mountain range in the antarctic, should hopefully provide us with some protection from the high winds that can blow through here. but i have to say at the moment the weather is being really kind. so as and with all these layers on much be fitting quite warm. everyone is making the most of this weather window, knowing it's unlikely to last too long. this is going to be something strange, but i've done lots of marathons, and i can already see this going to be the hardest one of us. so i'll just be happy to finish my 1st marathon. i didn't train for so that was a whole different type of tough, but i don't think of any comparison to the terrain. the cold, the wind. i think that it will be draining, but it will be also when we finish. no,
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we just did the next morning brings race day and some proper and thought to whether the temperature is dropping and solved. so my confidence levels last night was absolutely both sick my tent, my, his sleeping bag not caught big enough to cover his head and his head actually froze to the camp. but it's about minus 20 now, on the cloud to coming in, you know, you're going into america and in an unusual location. and so it's not just a conventional road marathon, you're attempting, american or other factors are going to come into play and that's the terrain. and the environment you're running and so you're actually doubling the efforts involved in many respects. i guess the advice i would gave us reproach like an ocean which is a distance longer than americans. and very often, the way people approach them is to go off very slow. it's not managing your
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resources. and if you think you're going just go slower still. the best advice i would give you is focus on the step in front of you and i can tell you you're going to have a task ahead of you in those conditions, especially ah, me months of training and imagining what this race would be like. reality is now well in truly biting ah, with the draining effect of the underfoot snow, an ice is immediate. the strength is being pulled out of my body with every pace. once that is quite firm, the next step, i fully done a crevice quite difficult to catch 22,
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their eyes scogel down the frozen because you are going go goes up your i stopped the free shot. say i want to see difficulties. i'm starting to wonder whether or not a training or on the desert was absolutely audio preparation. in between the kilometers spent squinting through frozen goggles. i have to remember to take whatever chances i can to briefly defrost really hard. we know that in a lot of winter sports, hockey and other things people sweat a lot, but because they don't feel hot or they don't feel as tired as they do and whether they might not feel the need to drink water. but i think that's when you need to be conscious about drinking water on a regular schedule. be it a lack of fluids in my system will too much ice in my eyes. it's not so long before i start to get somewhat confused, wearily, hopefully,
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we'll halfway. i kind of poked my drawing after about 8 miles, which isn't great. so that's the cause and the wave of nausea to sweep through the body, which is delightful. but it's kind of like how you expect that. but in the brief mine was when my always on sold it together, it's so beautiful. the landscape is so stunning. it's just an inspiration. you just gotta keep going. as my physical state declines, i have to fight to stay mentally positive running. i try to remind myself, normally it makes me feel good and i have after all, chosen to be here. after 5, i was in 35 kilometer. so any sense of enjoyments as well and truly pass i, it's minus $25.00 degrees celsius and there's ice growing out of my chin. i'm immersed in the sort of mental and physical conflict that consumes most mouth and
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run as at some point. every step is hurting and giving me plenty of reasons to stop . but that same step is also taking me closer to the finish. if you push yourself in a marathon, under any conditions, are going to be points where there's nothing more that you want to do than stop. when those thoughts happen, it doesn't mean that's a problem. it just means that this is taxing and it's easier to think about ways of freeing yourself from that, which ultimately is just stopping and sitting on the ground. but if the goal is to continue, then you really need to give those very little thought and back to what's going to propel you to complete can't be a little pregnant here. it's either you finish your adult friend of mine said this to me during marathon training last year and i was going to give up at mile 17 during a training room. and the way he put it just for some reason, a logical sense and that was all i needed. he said to me,
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the decision to finish was made when he started running. and that's it. there's no other acceptable outcome, but it's disrupt. oh it may not have been stylish all quick, but as to 6 hours and 21 minutes a forward motion. the finish line doesn't last a great to cooperates with my if you do this message again with this royce is being like at dalton the horizon for so long and so she just be in the hands how it is quite surveillance. you've actually finished the marathon. i
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can't correlate huge sensitive relief, fair amount of pain, but just an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction. oh. beat the race to hit the finish line in 1st. i've done, i don't know, maybe 160 marathons in my life, but nothing so beautiful. will the rice against yourself just to finish or running, has revealed itself to be that rarest of sports, where the rules are used to rights. ah me. and if you had at least what is your educational good and i think human being in general. and if it a competitive you finish these 5 k,
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you want to go to 10 gig. if you have more than you want to go mad at them, we own with like we a flag that he said dream of it. you can't play certain level of tennis if you don't have a certain skill set, but you can run a marathon, may be very slow, but you're willing to put a time and energy you can complete it today. thank you. this very few things in the world that you kind of own in that kind of way. it's very difficult to find the sort of time in your life, things you do for their own sake and not for the sake of something else. i think running has become that for many people, a little corner of your lives where you can say, why. now i'm going to do this, this just because i want to do it for no other reason. there isn't anything else you'd rather be doing. oh, sort of moments reveal but kind of value, but it has run and gives you an opportunity to present like it's form of meditation
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very often because you can become so physically tired that you don't even have energy for tolts at some point and everything empties out of your head except what matters. that's where you have your epiphany. i don't think i ever got runners high, so to speak until i i broke 8 miles after that it was, it was done. i was never going to stop. before that running was a task. now the task is waiting for the next run constantly searching for that high again. 2 that that feeling of euphoria is real and it has amazing effects on, on the quality of life. it's something that everybody should try. they should try it to where they get to that point where they experience that because anybody that doesn't is really missing out on something that is right there for the taking ah, what i hadn't expected was this marathon becoming about so much more than getting fit that running would get under my skin so completely that training for which i'm
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finishing. it would push my body. but more importantly, take my mind to place if it had never been before. now initially, when i finish this run, i was happy. just have come through it in one pace, but very quickly a sense of restlessness and depression. as i started to question what i just done, could i have run better? should i have trained harder? would i be faster in the future? i realized then as many others have before me finishing or races, railey the end more often. it's just a detail on the way to the next one. i my name is melbourne. let me start yoga
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a part of my indian heritage. understand it to be about transformation. the joke to the transforming western mentality is a lot about business. and that's very different than what yoga was originally. yoga should belong to everyone, but i'm afraid that simple truth is getting lost in a world that so commercialized little yoga on al jazeera. ah, ah ah, ah. is there a lot of lake effect snow in the northeast of the u. s. where it's particularly cold, auto shows, it's obviously at minus 18 new york's minus 6 with wind chill,
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east, particularly cold, but the cold is disappeared. so by wednesday it's out of the way. so the picture then is the improving one. i think it will feel less cold, it'll actually be less cold. the snow is good for eastern canada, a far northeast of the us, but leaving behind fairly sunny weather. toronto goes to bed, plus one degree on the other side of the continent. it's washington. and to some degree, british columbia, as he once again rain, snow on the mountains. now between these 2 is cold in place, has been dose severely. the walls were in the teens down on the gulf coast. and that's going to be slow to change. the next bit of winter's gathering, really in the middle of countered head down, i think through, for example, both to come towards the great lakes the next couple of days. standard weather down in the caribbean with that northeast or easterly trade wind producing shares where you might expect some enhancement in mexico because of the coldly tad of the us.
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huge amounts arranged still falling in south america, particularly brazil from rio inland towards the capital. it is very wet. ah, ah, the alma chrome varian spreads through europe. the w h. o warms that more than half the population will be infected within the next 2 months. and the u. s. hits a new record for coven, 19 hospitalizations. as top health officials faced tough questions up the senate ah, hello, i'm adrian again. this is al jazeera, alive from doha, also coming up. the u. s. president urges the senate to.


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