English Culture Videos

"Snowshoe Marathon"

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

What is one of the reasons why Randall enjoyed participating in the marathon?

One of the exciting things about it was that you're out among nature, and there were very few participants, so you didn't have to, you know, compete with many people on the snowshoe course.

The race was difficult because of _______.

You had seven and a half hours to complete the marathon, which was very difficult when you are gaining a lot of elevation.

Runners had ______ hours to complete the event.

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Video Script

Hi, I'm Randall. Not too long ago, I participated in the Bigfoot Marathon . . . Snowshoe Marathon here in Heber Valley, Utah.

One of the exciting things about it was that you're out among nature, and there were very few participants, so you didn't have to, you know, compete with many people on the snowshoe course.

You had seven and a half hours to complete the marathon, which was very difficult when you are gaining a lot of elevation. And the race event started at, uh, around eight O'clock in the morning, and they had aid stations throughout the course, so in case you got hungry or thirsty, you could stop and take a rest.

From here at Heber Valley, Utah.