Superhuman Runners The Rarámuri, Mexico


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In the 1928 and 1968 Olympics, Mexico participated in the marathon and failed to get a podium finish. The runners, who came in with a great reputation and a mystic halo around them felt that the 26-mile race was too short. In fact, in 1928, they had to be stopped to tell them that the race was already over. In the last episode of People Unlike Us, Utsav takes you up close to the Raramuri people, who are known to be the ultimate ultramarathoners, running upto 200 miles (!) at a stretch of over 48 hours. Tune in, to discover the life lesson the Raramuri hold for us, something which I wish all of us is able to find in 2021.

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