Faces of misery – Summer Death Race 2014
There are few better indicators of mental strength during long endurance events than the ability to smile when everything around you is terrible.
During Summer Death Race 2014 I conducted an experiment. I intercepted racers either during or immediately after completing slow, arduous tasks – and shoved my stupid grin and a camera in their face. If they cracked a smile (or better) they had a better than average short at completing the event.
There are many, many photos of people giving me poopy faces. Most of those folks did not cross the finish line. Even those shown below who did not complete the entire event, on average, tended to have a far better personal finish than those whose minds couldn’t snap out of the miserable task at hand and mug for the camera.
Here are some of the happy fools:Leave Comment