Published in Ultrarunning Magazine
In a world of Fastest Known Times, course records and Strava segments, there is one race that shatters everything we know about our sport. One that takes place on a mystical island that is just as alive as this event makes you feel. Where everyone is equal no matter your gender or where you’re from and where physical and mental strength are the smallest part of what is needed to complete this course. The Fuego Y Agua Survival Run in Nicaragua is not just an ultra race but also an experience to test your spirit. This run takes you over two volcanos while traveling around the island of Ometepe completing tasks that imitate daily local Nicaraguan life. It forces you to adapt to the challenges you face as you run 60 miles through a brutal course and the chances are that you will not finish.