There was a mandatory gear list provided by the race directors, including headlamps, first aid, gloves, a whistle, and a couple dozen other crucial items. Each team came with its own customized kit, a replica Tissot watch meticulous collection of equipment to support, protect, warm, feed, and speed movement on a race course dubbed the toughest and wildest on Earth.I tested most of my gear for months before heading south to Chile.But on the course, where it rained and snowed--and where wind whipped up to 80miles per hour one day--some of the gear reached its breaking point. Aftertromping in swamps,
They take about 15 minutes to install. Yes, you can remove the hobnails and reuse them, but thats a pain. Pick a shoe thats going to be your weather from hell running shoe for the next couple winters, and only use it on ice days. I picked the ASICS Gel-Trabucos because 1) they were lying around 2) they have a Gore Tex liner for slush and muck and 3) they replica Cartier Men's Roadster watches cross over well from the trail to the road, which makes them perfect for winter, when the roads are often in worse shape than the trails. There go two more excuses. I took these out for a six mile run, mostly on pavement, and some on ice, to test how fast they will wear out. Heres the result. Not bad. Details: La Sportiva Hobnail Kit, $45—JUSTIN NYBERG
A controversial world record has apparently been set in the Yucatan. An 11-year-old Mexican boy has reportedly killed six bulls in a single bullfight, becoming the worlds youngest matador to accomplish the feat (which has yet to be verified by Guinness World Records).Michelito Lagravere Peniche, who achieved the conquest in the city of Merida, is already a celebrated name in bullfighting circles. He made his debut in the replica Cartier Declaration watches bullring at age four and killed his first bull calf at age six. His latest feat was witnessed by 3,500 people, and was accompanied by something else: protests from anti-bullfighting activists and calls for bans on the killing of bulls.How does the young superstar respond to those protests?