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Milos Kostic – Wisdom of the Elder series

11 November 2008 No Comment

Al, always nice to hear from an “ironman fanatic”.

I don’t know how fanatical I am but do show clear symptoms of the atavistic marathon-ironman compulsion. In my opinion, humans are still essentially hunter-gatherers of the East African savannah. Our extraodinary tendency to overeat and store fat for the dry season is one obvious sign of it. Being constantly on the move meant eating and not being eaten, i.e., survival.

So we evolved not only to be able to do ultra events but, mercifully and thankfully, to enjoy them too and find peace of mind doing it. So all those couch potatoes out there are betraying their true natures. How can they not be miserable?

Milos Kostic
Age group winner 65-69, Ironman Hawaii World Championship 2008

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