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If you can’t make it to the desert this weekend, here’s the next best thing: a video simulation of the entire 50K course, at warp-speed. (The event also includes 50-mile, half-marathon and four-mile distances.)
This Google Earth flyover, above, was created by YouTube user Chas Melichar from the Garmin track of his 2015 race. As he writes in the video description: “Ever wanted to know what it would be like to run an Ultramarathon? Well, now you can… in less than 3.5 minutes!”
Then, if you want to know what the real course looks like to real runners (in real time), check out this race video by another 2015 participant, Quang Le: