It's a universal truth: every runner needs plenty of water. A total of 140,000 litres (that's about 37,000 gallons!) of H20 were thirstily drunk at the 2015 edition of the Wings for Life World Run.
Thanks to the volunteers who devoted their time and energy across 12 time zones on May 8, 2016 – 16,000 enthusiastic supporters in all – water was ready and waiting for runners to grab at stations along the routes of all 34 locations.
But sometimes just gulping the wet stuff isn't enough. When it comes to water, Wings for Life World Run participants have a variety of techniques for keeping their cool...
Astrid Kaltenböck, Local winner in Brazil 2015 and Verona 2014
Pauly Plewa, Niagara Falls, 2015
Catcher Car driver, Adolfo Aguilar in Lima, Peru