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    Default Documentary on the roughest toughest race in the world

    The Barkley 100
    100 Miles
    60k feet gain in elevation
    60 hours
    14 finishers in 30 years

    The Roughest, Toughest Race in the World - The Atlantic

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    This seems interesting... I'm a little bit fascinated by the concept of the ultra-marathon. I have a friend who does them- American expat living in Australia. I bet he'd be game to give this a try. He doesn't have the sense God gave a mule in that way. (For the record he's extremely intelligent and one of my favorite people on the planet but he seems to love putting his body through hell.)

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    Also I read the thread title in Yosemite Sam's voice. I think you should add "rootin'-tootin'est" to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    Also I read the thread title in Yosemite Sam's voice. I think you should add "rootin'-tootin'est" to it.
    LOL!

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    Oh my gosh, I have a new signature:

    "You haven't tested your limit until you try something you can't do. Then you know where your limit is. Right there where I quit: that was it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    This seems interesting... I'm a little bit fascinated by the concept of the ultra-marathon. I have a friend who does them- American expat living in Australia. I bet he'd be game to give this a try. He doesn't have the sense God gave a mule in that way. (For the record he's extremely intelligent and one of my favorite people on the planet but he seems to love putting his body through hell.)
    There's a lot of smart people that run ultras. One of the guys that always won fastest fatboy (+200 lbs) in the races I used to do was a 6 foot 6 spartan-esque neurosurgeon.

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    Just finished watching. That was neat. Thanks for sharing it.

    I'm in awe of people who are not only in the physical condition to do this stuff, but have the mental gonads to attempt it.

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    Also I would definitely get in an elevator with my ultramarathon friend. He's one of the most excellent people I've ever met.

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    I wish I could express the extent of Barkley's craziness. I've run 40 miles in the blue ridge mountains in a failed attempt to finish a 50 mile race. Barkley might be twice as long as that race, but it is exponentially more difficult. If I had been able to train under better circumstances I would have finished that race quite handily. I think most people could run 50 miles with proper training. I don't think there's any amount of training I could do that would enable me to ever finish Barkley.

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    my exhusband did triathlons. he was completely nuts. he even decided to run to the airport instead of drive once while training. it's a good 25-30 min drive.

    it's cool tho to see people so determined to accomplish goals they set for themselves.
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
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