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I think the argument "Sounds like a complete waste of time to me" could be applied to anything from climbing mountains, running marathons, swimmming across the English Channel to bungee jumping or racing on a circuit.
Sooo... people do it because they can, and want to? Also, why do you assume it isn't (at least when they are successful) fun for them?