It's a hot, sunny day in June on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Sicily, but the problem is that I'm not on the beach, I'm running up a volcano.
An even bigger problem is that I've been going for two hours, but I'm only half way to the top and I'm tired.
This is Mount Etna, at 3,330 meters (10,926 feet) the highest volcano in mainland Europe and one of the most active in the world, and on Saturday I was one of 160 starters gathered on the beach for the "Etna Supermarathon."
The 43 km (27 miles) race is just a tad over the official marathon distance of 42.2 km. But much more significantRead More »from Racing up Europe’s highest volcano in the Etna Supermarathon