When you ask an ultra marathoner why a person would want to run 100-miles, the answer is a bit ineffable, but ultimately the challenge is in pursuit of finding, and pushing, the limits of human ability and coming to a closer understanding of one’s self. Humans run 100 miles or more because it is possible.
“It’s like the mountain, it’s because it's there,” describes Al Edwards who lives in Kentucky part time, and who finished ninth.
“It allows you to not take for granted the good things that you have,” explains Andrew Smola, from Wildwood, Missouri, who has finished 100-mile races in the past, but was not able to finish the War Hammer 100. “You go through a lot of suffering and it’s tough and I think you come out on the other side a better person.”Read More... at http://www.kentucky.com/living/article212558719.html
Grimes Mill, home to the Iroquois Hunt Club, is surrounded by a picturesque countryside with historic homes and farmlands. On the first Saturday of November, the club hosts the longstanding tradition of the Blessing of the Hounds.
Started in 1880, the Iroquois Hunt Club is a local fox-hunting club, the third-oldest hunt club in the nation. It’s named after the first American-bred horse to win the English Derby.