What We're Watching: 'The Beauty of the Irrational'

What We’re Watching: ‘The Beauty of the Irrational’

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“Human beings don’t always make rational decisions. But making irrational decisions is precisely what makes us human. These decisions, based on an impulse or a feeling, often lead us to those perfect moments when it feels great to be alive.”

The above quote comes from “The Beauty of the Irrational,” a short film that follows Ryan Sandes, an elite South African ultra-runner, as he takes on the treacherous Fish River Canyon in Namibia. He attempts to break the record for running the 84km route, alone and unsupported in the harsh West African canyon.

—We’ll feature occasional “What We’re Watching” posts a few times each month. What’s a great adventure video you’ve seen recently? Link us to your video picks in the comment section below or via Facebook.

Patrick Murphy
Patrick is a writer based in Boston with a penchant for life on two wheels and sleeping outside.