I recently watched Desert Runners on Netflix. It tells the story of these non-professional runners who not only choose to run ultramarathons, but do them through the most hostile deserts around the world…4 times in a year. Naturally one must think that this would do a number of things to one’s body. For example, excruciating blisters, loss of vision after mile 35, and leaking molecules from the GI tract into the blood—barf. Read the full organ-by-organ breakdown in the article Your Body During 100 Miler by Outside Magazine.
The entertaining anatomical illustrations are by São Paulo based artist Gabriel Silveira who we featured in the past for his Eye-Popping Cover Art of the Brazilian Version of Stiff by Mary Roach. His stylized anatomy is so expressive, I’d almost want to see him illustrate an entire anatomy textbook aimed at kids.