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Pain wasn't just a risk in the 2009 TransEurope-Footrace, which covered an average of 43 miles per day for 64 days straight–it was a given. Researchers tested the pain tolerance of competitors in that year's race by dunking their hands in ice-cold water for three minutes. The runners–all of whom lasted the full three minutes–rated the pain an average of 6 on a scale of 1 to 10. Most of the nonrunners in a control group, by contrast, gave up halfway through the test and rated the pain as 10.


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