Top 10 Activities to Pursue While Waiting on Barkley Updates
10. Go for a run. There won’t be much word of runners until they return to camp. The fastest runners, who successfully stay on course, could be back in seven to nine hours. Others will return much later, maybe within the twelve hour cutoff, but probably not.
The Barkers do a good job of not giving out much information in the first day of the race. There could be someone Tweeting or FBing who may give out a name. Don’t get frustrated when a runner is identifed as “Female Runner back at camp”. As the attrition rate grows, it will become rather apparent who is still out on the course.
9. Read the race report for the first finisher of the Barkley, Mark Williams. If you are a Barkley historian fan, you will see how some things have changed over the years.
8. Read an interview with Jared Campbell, the only three time Barkley finisher.
6. Read “The Immortal Horizon” penned by Leslie Jamison, from the 2012 Barkley. This is the essay that Annika and Tim, producers of the documentary read and became intrigued by this train wreck of a race.
5. Watch some cool video from Jamil Coury’s 2015 attempt.
3. Listen to Dirt Dawg interview John Fegyversi on his 2012 Barkley finish,
1. BUY Frozen Ed Furtaw’s book “Tales From Out There” The History of the Barkley Marathons.
Is anyone back to camp yet?