I can’t tell if this is a sporting event or brutality. Five competitors are going to run 1,000 miles in 1,000 hours, then cap it all off by running the London Marathon, whose organizers came up with the concept. That’s certainly a challenge, and I admire the spirit of those willing to take it up. The competitors are legitimate marathoners, so it’s not a circus sideshow per se.
Actually, come to think of it, the concept itself doesn’t bother me much. There’s something almost meditative about it. And, for that matter, I haven’t ever minded the Tour de France which has similar qualities of strain. I hope not too many people tune in for the same reasons they’d slow down at a car crash, and I wish the runners well.