10 Questions for Scott Jurek

Ultramarathoner Scott Jurek on 100-mile races, craving tempeh and why hallucinations are no big deal

Javier Sirvent for TIME

Scott Jurek

I don't even want to drive 100 miles. Why would you run it?
A buddy on a whim decided to run a 50-miler and coerced me to as well. I started my ultra-running career on a dare, really. We've forgotten how much fun running is.

Your best seller Eat & Run says that, to you, vomiting and hallucinations are as common as grass stains. How can this be fun?
Growing up in northern Minnesota, you learn how to have fun picking rocks, stacking wood, weeding the garden, doing chores. My dad said you don't have a choice....

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