The purposes of f this study were to explore the development and futures of mental toughness and the psychological training skills used via three ultra-marathon runners during the '7500 kilometers running Sahara" via qualitative research method of filed study and in depth interview. The results were as follows :
Seven main characteristics of mental toughness were found from three Sahara runners.
Three ways to restore motives under long-term pressure and infavorable surroundings were concluded as the followings.
The resources of social support were resulted from stages
The different characteristics of mental toughness for running Sahara were (1) strong winning mind (2) skills of relaxzation (3) high self-adaption