heywoodu 11,877 Posted March 17 #221 Share Posted March 17 (edited) Meanwhile, back in the real world, the most insane running event in the world has happened this week. The infamous Barkley Marathons, where nobody knows exactly when it'll start, the athletes hunt for pages in books, the race consists of 5 laps for which you've got an average of 12 hours per lap and which, in more than three decades, only 15 people had ever even finished. With finishing being the goal, not 'winning'. It's been a few incredible days, with four people (!) entering the 5th and final loop and a historical day...three of them finished! Aurélien Sanchez finished overnight in 58 hours and 23 minutes, followed by John Kelly roughly 20 minutes later (until last night, Kelly was the last finisher, when he got there in 2017). Spoiler Belgian ultrarunning legend Karel Sabbe, who holds all kinds of insane records, finished in his second attempt with 6,5 minutes left on the clock! Spoiler For those who aren't aware of the Barkley, read about it, to grasp how insane the act of finishing the race even is. Just....RIP to everyone who's invited to compete next year (roughly 40 well-known and very much proven endurance/trail runnners), because the organizer makes the course a bit harder every time there's a finisher, since apparently it was too easy. Let alone the year after a triple finish, that hasn't happened before... Edited March 17 by heywoodu Jinzha and Olympian1010 2 If you'd like to help our fellow Totallympics member Bruna Moura get to the 2026 Winter Olympics, after her car crash on the way to the 2022 Olympics, every tiny bit of help would be greatly appreciated! Full story and how to help can be found here! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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