The Speed Project: The secret ‘Fight Club’-style race between Los Angeles and Las Vegas

May 15, 2023

It has no website, no “register here” button, no rules, no official route, no spectators and, until a week before, no official start date.

It’s a “Fight Club” of the running world created in the mould of its founder. Before he found marathon running after moving to Los Angeles in the mid-2000s, Arend organised a rave night in a borrowed brothel in Hamburg’s red-light district.

Despite the race’s underground status, the start line is filled with some of the world’s fastest athletes, and the biggest brands. BBC