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Ultramarathons
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Instructions: Watch this video clip on exercise and trail running, and then answer the questions based on what you see and hear.

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Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

Besides exercise, what other life events and situations might require a great deal of physical, emotional, or mental endurance? Use the Internet to look up information on physically- and mentally-demanding activities including running, mountain climbing, mountain biking, and other similar sports. What things do these activities have in common in terms of nutrition and training? Discuss your ideas with a partner and/or write your opinions on a related topic at Randall's ESL Blog HERE.

Questions: [ See Script ]

1. An ultramarathon is any distance between _________________.

A. five and over 200 kilometers
B. fifteen and over 200 kilometers
C. fifty and over 200 kilometers

2. Randall prefers to run the shorter distances because _______.

A. he has a greater chance of winning the race
B. he doesn't have sufficient time to train for longer runs
C. they are easier on the the human body

3. One of the items that Randall did NOT mention about being prepared for this type of running was ___________.

A. a first-aid kit
B. liquids for hydration
C. a navigation system


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