Running from addiction – Walter Barrera [Article]

Want to give up your drug-addiction? Take to untra-long distance running, like Walter Barrera did The Washington Post’s Ken Babb writes about the challenges that Barrera had to face, fight and overcome – cocaine, prison, paranoia. He’s kicked the habit, but is only that much away from a relapse. He runs, on an average, 125 miles, getting ready for the Leadville Trail 100, a 100-mile marathon through the Rocky Mountains at altitudes of upto 12000 feet to be run within 30 hours.

What can a man do when his body and mind are at odds — one sending painful signals to cut back, the other pushing him to go longer and farther?

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