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“Episode 14: The Hardest Day of My Life . . . and What it Taught Me”

Pre-Listening Activity

What is the hardest thing you have ever done in your life, either physically, emotionally, or mentally? What did the experience teach you about enduring hard things? Randall is going to talk about ultrarunning, why he started the sport, and what he has learned from participating in these difficult events.

Video Activity

Watch the video and answer the questions. Look for the closed-captions option ( CC ) at the bottom of the video to watch the transcript. [The captions are automatically generated, so they are not perfect.]


Randall enjoys hiking, running, and _______.

Randall participated in _________ in junior high and high school.

Randall become interested in ultrarunning after _____.

The distance for ultramarathons is ______.

Before Randall got married, he had told his future wife that he _______.

Randall started running in order to ________.

Among other items, aid stations in races often have water, cookies, and ______.

Race officials can pull you out of a race if you _______.