100: HEAD/HEART/FEET (2013)
If you thought a 26.2 mile marathon was tough, lace up your running shoes for a journey into the world of untra-running. Some call them adventure racers, extreme endurance athletes or just plain crazy as they prepare to run a 30 hour, 100 mile race… no stopping, no resting no whining… just running.
“100: Head/Heart/Feet” will follow the day-to-day life of ultra-runner Zak Wieluns as he trains for and finally runs a 100 mile race. The actual event is called the Vermont 100 Endurance Race, one of the original 100 mile runs in the USA. This year the Vermont 100, which raises funds to benefit the Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports Association, celebrates its 25th anniversary, promising an even more competitive challenge for the 300 dedicated runners who attempt to complete this grueling competition over Vermont’s paved streets, gravel back roads and wooded trails…in daylight and darkness…all within 30 hours. A well-trained few will complete the race; many will never cross the finish line.