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MEET SUPER MAN

Surely a man who runs thousands of kilometres, swims underwater and occasionally flys is a superhero. That’s 29-year-old Ultramarathon runner Andrew Hedgman. He tells Andrew M Potts what it’s like to be openly gay and vegan in one of the world’s toughest sports.

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DNA: What is the technical definition of an Ultramarathon and what sets it apart from other kinds of foot racing?

Andrew Hedgman: An Ultramarathon is any race that is longer than a marathon, which is 42.2 kilometres. Races usually fall between 50 and 160 kilometres. There are a lot of multistage Ultramarathons that span over the course of a few days with different distances each day, the shortest day could be 10 kilometres and the longest day 100 kilometres.

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Grab your bat and balls this month and dive into the pages of DNA's annual Sports Issue. Our cover boy is Aussie rugby star and model, Jacob Woodhouse, who features in a racy 14-page sports fashion spread inside. Meet David Jones, the electrician and sportsman who did 30 push-ups a day for 30 days to raise money for at-risk gay teens. And find out what it's like being gay and vegan in the world's toughest sport in our feature on Ultramarathon runner, Andrew Hedgman. Our in-depth news feature this month examines the life and crimes of the intriguing Chelsea Manning, America’s most controversial trans persons. We have six pec-stacked pages from the Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras parade and after-party. This month's Pin-Up is sporty spunk, Nick Dawson, as shot by Matthew Rettenmund. For the fashionistas, we take a look at the latest seasonal sports and gym gear, plus Gear Sportswear chat to us about creating sportswear for men. Just for fun, this month’s Back Passage takes a look at the history of gay icons – Wonder Woman! All that and more in DNA #207.