Video: Running New Zealand End-To-End With Jez Bragg

Back at the start of February ultrarunner Jez Bragg completed his audacious attempt to run along the length of Te Araroa trail in New Zealand, crossing that country north-to-south on foot. Along the way he covered over 3054 km (1898 miles) in some of the most scenic backcountry found anywhere on the planet. It was a long, grueling run that took 53 days, 9 hours to complete, which was a new record but just off his goal of finishing in 50 days even. In the video below we learn exactly why Jez missed his target (hint: three days in bed sick doesn’t help!) and what it was like for him out on trail for all that time.

Kraig Becker