Running Blisters: Horrific Footage from "The Distance of Truth"

Over the past few weeks I’ve been dealing with the fallout from some nasty foot blisters resulting from running the Vermont City Marathon in the rain (see my blister photo if you dare). I thought I had it bad, then I watched this YouTube video of Ferg Hawke’s feet after his running of the Badwater Ultramarathon (beware – it’s quite gruesome):

Hawke’s running of the Badwater was chronicled in a new documentary called “The Distance of Truth.” I’m a big fan of “Running on the Sun,” which is an older documentary about Badwater, and look forward to checking out “The Distance of Truth.” You can view a trailer below:

For more information on “The Distance of Truth” and a longer trailer, visit

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About Peter Larson

This post was authored by Peter Larson. Pete is a recovering academic who currently works as an exercise physiologist, running coach, and writer. He's also a father of three and a fanatical runner with a bit of a shoe obsession. In addition to writing and editing this site, he is co-author of the book Tread Lightly, and writes a personal blog called The Blogologist. Follow Pete on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and via email.

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