What drives someone to take on such a grueling challenge?
DARING SOULS from Nepal and around the globe make it all the way to Everest Base Camp to run in the highest race in the world. From the event website:
The Everest Marathon is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest marathon in the world. The start line is at Gorak Shep 5184m (17,000 feet), close to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. The finish is at the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar at 3446m (11,300 feet) and the course is a measured 42 km (26.2 miles) over rough mountain trails. It is the world’s most spectacular race and has been held fourteen times since 1987.