The Extreme Distance Issue




Welcome to the EXTREME DISTANCE issue of POSSESSED.

The furthest I have ever run is 42.195 kilometers—a marathon. In the scheme of things—and certainly in the scheme of this issue—running a marathon isn’t such a big deal. I mean, it is, and it isn’t. Everyone from Oprah (4:29:15) to Shia LeBeouf (4:35:31) to Johnny Marr (3:54:18) has run a marathon, so, really, whoop-de-god-damn-doo.

If you yourself have run a marathon, I hope you’re not offended by that whoop-de-doo. I’m not trying to detract from your accomplishments, I’m proud of you (fuck yeah, you!), but I do want to make the point that a marathon is, to some people, a piece of proverbial piss. It’s a cakewalk, a stroll in the park; it’s an absurdly easy and pain-free task—and those people, those freaks of nature, are in this issue.

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