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An ultrarunner is not just a person who runs more than a marathon or a 50 km race which is usually described as the shortest ultramarathon. An ultrarunner is also a person with a particular state of mind or being that operates in and also beyond the mainstream existence of society. Spanning the whole range of human qualities, the ultrarunner has some talents in depth that enable the runner to exercise their capacities and abilities in abundant measure. Patience, persistence, determination, endurance, versatility, adaptability, flexibility to name a few.

The ultrarunner belongs to a fringe group that appreciates nature and the challenge of tough races in some of nature's most beautiful places is an added benefit enjoyed by the runner.