Ultra marathon runner William Sichel, age 60, has an ambition to set 165 records. His secret weapon: self hypnosis. He has just completed a challenging 6 day race in Arizona.
He is quoted in an article in The Herald Scotland (http://tinyurl.com/py7n3uj) “I’ve been doing more and more work in self-hypnosis. It helps the brain cope with the overwhelming fatigue and to accept it has to go further than it’s gone before. For most of the race I was in a semi-hypnotic state.”