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Jungle Marathon: Extreme Amazon Race With Heat, Mud and Tarantulas Test Racers ... - ABC News
After traveling for 23 hours straight, we tumbled out of a tiny skiff onto a sandbar on an Amazon tributary called the Tapajos River. About 45 minutes later we were awoken by the thuds of dropping mangoes, and some persistent roosters -- all around us, human figures began emerging from the dark jungle -- most of them in spandex. Specifically to document the soul-destroying slog called the Jungle Marathon. One of a few ultra marathons in the world this one curled through the jungle for 137 torturous miles over seven days. And athletes actually pay for the experience of mind-bending agony in this jungle paradise -- the biggest threat the night we landed: giant ants and those falling mangoes. It was the start of a crazy week-long boondoggle covering what has to be one of the craziest races on earth – the wisdom of which I doubted during several moments of the.
But get this: A friend of mine just returned from El Salvador, where he stayed in the mountains, out in the jungle, hours from the nearest city. It was so far from civilization that the natives ate one another. But all of them had cell phones, with
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The one I have is a Hennessy Hammock Deep Jungle Asym XL. The trick to sleeping in a hammock is not to lie in the middle, so you curve up like a banana, but to stretch out diagonally which flattens out the trough. Takes some getting used to; but it's a