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BigOrangeBri
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Anyone Here Ever Heard About The Barklay 100 Super Marathon?
I grew up about an hour from where they run it every year and have never heard about it.

Apparently only 14 people have finished the race in the almost 30 years it has been in existence

This is a cool video if you have a few minutes.....

Barklay 100


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re: Anyone Here Ever Heard About The Barklay 100 Super Marathon?
There is a Netflix documentary on it that is really good.


JOJO Hammer
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re: Anyone Here Ever Heard About The Barklay 100 Super Marathon?
it's actually on my bucket list for 2018 or 2019.

I'm currently on the waiting list for this years Barkly Fall Classic (50k instead of 100 miler), but not expecting to get in.


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PortCityMadMan
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re: Anyone Here Ever Heard About The Barklay 100 Super Marathon?
Saw the Netflix Doc, was quite interesting


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Coater
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re: Anyone Here Ever Heard About The Barklay 100 Super Marathon?
How long to they give you to finish it?


rds dc
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re: Anyone Here Ever Heard About The Barklay 100 Super Marathon?
It and Nolan's 14 are two of the most epic accomplishments in American endurance sports.


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Displaced
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re: Anyone Here Ever Heard About The Barklay 100 Super Marathon?
The path is always different and consists of 5 20ish mile loops over 36 hours, correct.

Iirc, most people consider it accomplished if they complete 1 lap.

Part of the path brings you through a storm drain under an old abandoned prison. At least I think it was abandoned.


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re: Anyone Here Ever Heard About The Barklay 100 Super Marathon?
3 days I think, but you have to do some tracking and pathfinding. The trail isn't marked in the conventional way.


BigOrangeBri
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re: Anyone Here Ever Heard About The Barklay 100 Super Marathon?
I think they get 60 hours


CHEDBALLZ
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re: Anyone Here Ever Heard About The Barklay 100 Super Marathon?
You have to rip a page out of book to prove you've been to a checkpoint. The dude that started it, sits at the gate and drags cigs the entire time.


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BigOrangeBri
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re: Anyone Here Ever Heard About The Barklay 100 Super Marathon?
quote:

Part of the path brings you through a storm drain under an old abandoned prison. At least I think it was abandoned


Yeah, it was the prison that housed James Earl Ray. I'm pretty sure his escape in 1977 is what inspired the creation of the race


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rds dc
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re: Anyone Here Ever Heard About The Barklay 100 Super Marathon?
Yes, it's "Barkley" and runners get 60 hrs and it is approximately 100 miles. The course changes every year, the date changes, and the start time changes. It is hard to get into but used to be truly an "underground" race. You had to find a certain listserv and then figure out how to apply. It is probably harder to get into now due to the increase in popularity but it is at least easier to apply.


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bbeck
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re: Anyone Here Ever Heard About The Barklay 100 Super Marathon?
Barkley

It's a nice documentary on Netflix. Highly recommend.


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Abadeebadaba
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Member since Sep 2010
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re: Anyone Here Ever Heard About The Barklay 100 Super Marathon?
This race is legit. They call like an 80 mile run "a fun run" lmao. Crazy as hell but I would try it.


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vol27
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re: Anyone Here Ever Heard About The Barklay 100 Super Marathon?
After you see the documentary you will like it even more. Watched it late at night when I was bored and now I have seen it around 5 times. Reminds me of a Fistful of Quarters.


YNWA
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re: Anyone Here Ever Heard About The Barklay 100 Super Marathon?
Saw it on Reddit today....Just like the OP.


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Zappas Stache
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re: Anyone Here Ever Heard About The Barklay 100 Super Marathon?
quote:

The trail isn't marked in the conventional way.


What I understand is a lot of the course isnt even trail. Its just brushy, rocky crap......and you run at night too and have to scramble up and down rocky hillsides.


NewIberiaHaircut
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re: Anyone Here Ever Heard About The Barklay 100 Super Marathon?
quote:

There is a Netflix documentary on it that is really good


Watched it, and those people are crazy!


rockchlkjayhku11
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Member since Aug 2006
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re: Anyone Here Ever Heard About The Barklay 100 Super Marathon?
Became slightly obsessed with Barkley after watching the documentary. Followed last year live and excited to follow this year as well. Have read a ton of the race logs and accounts and shite and just can't get enough.


BigOrangeBri
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Member since Jul 2012
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re: Anyone Here Ever Heard About The Barklay 100 Super Marathon?
quote:

see the documentary you will like it even more. Watched it late at night when I was bored and now I have seen it around 5 times. Reminds me of a Fistful of Quarters.


I think that's the video I linked in the OP


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