The Joy of Six: the world’s most bizarre footraces

Ordinary 5kms and marathons are so mainstream. If you really want to test your endurance – or just feel like doing something ridiculous – try one of these races

Several of the competitions in this space were born of laughable ideas; small wonder, then, that the resulting races are at best silly exercises in vanity. What sets the Iron Man Ice Competition apart is that the rules are so wonderfully arbitrary, the race so fundamentally pointless, that the only possible conclusion is that this is a true absurdist masterpiece.

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