Supported by Junior Team A Step Ahead member Sofia Castillo (Above Knee), Amy Palmiero Winters (Below Knee) took on one of the toughest run challenges in the United States - the annual run up Mt. Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Just before race director Bob Teschek starts the race, he always reminds you"there is only one hill." Of course that hill is more than 7.6 miles long with nearly 5,000 feet of climb, a sadistic test of running ability. It's really no mystery why there are so many runners willing to put themselves through this anaerobic hell, and why hundreds of disappointed more wish they could, butwere not "lucky" enough to get picked in the lottery.
It's the challenge, ofcourse. The fact that it is so difficult is precisely the reason so many are so driven to try a race that leaves even the most accomplished runners gasping for breath.