Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Video: The Yukon Arctic Ultra Endurance Race

The Yukon Arctic Ultra is one of the toughest endurance races on the planet. The event takes place each year in Canada during the dead of winter and sends athletes on a 430-mile run along the Yukon Quest sled dog trail. To say it is cold would be an understatement and athletes need tobe self-sufficient while out on the trail.

A new documentary captures the spirit of the race very well, showing us why athletes push themselves to the limit in such a harsh environment, while also demonstrating why this just might be the toughest race on the planet. You can watch the entire video online, and I've embedded it below. It is a little more than an hour in length, so pop some popcorn and get comfortable.




The Yukon Arctic Ultra from Yukon Arctic Ultra on Vimeo.

1 comment:

George Lessard, The MediaMentor said...

Re.: "...The event takes place each year in Canada's Northwest Territories ..." Sorry.. that is incorrect... the Yukon is to the west of the Northwest Territories... not in the Northwest Territories...