When I read about the Lycian Way Ultramarathon I imagined running most of the race on nice wide open path way with a few hills and maybe temperatures of just below 30 degrees. Looking back I was not only wrong about this, I was completely delusional.
I thought that I had pushed my body to the limits in the past but this race tested them even more. In retrospect, as hard as this race was it was one hell of an adventure that I will never forget. It has changed the way I think when racing, it has also made me more humble. Lycian Way has some of the most beautiful scenery that I have ever seen along with ancient, historical ruins. However the best thing that has come out of this race is the new family I have made fondly called our 'tent family'. I look forward to running with them for years to come.
It has been a perfect organization. Beside the self-sacrificing staff, the deeply rooted friendship atmosphere was impressive. Such an environment made it easier for the first time ultra-marathon experience. Each day added me something both physically and mentally. You know the slogan of the race: ‘Meet your limits!’ I guess I did that…
breath-taking landscape, wonderful people, perfect organization & a real challange for your body & mind.
The Lycian Wau Ultra is incredibly beautiful and atmospheric and extremely well organized and my experience of Turkey and its people was truly magnificent. I would recommend that anyone really keen to test themselves should give it a try!
Kim Van Kets
Incredible food, incredible scenery, incredible people, an incredibly good time in an epic landscape. I am going back every year!
Ted Mc Donald
It is a totally different concept from the athletism competitions in Turkey including the marathons. It requires patience. The historical surroundings and overall race course is excelllent. There is nothing missing and you can’t get lost! I have to add that everybody put their hearts in to this. Camp was perfect. And to comment on the overall competition there is nothing to say else than it is one of its kind.
Organization was perfect, the staff was very kind. Race course was challenging at times and very very beautiful. This organization is almost international by standards. To sum up, its a unique experience by all means.
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