The masochist’s marathon
Since 1986, the world’s top ultrarunners have fought to compete in the Barkley Marathons—an ever-shifting race designed by a madman to break their spirits that runs through 160km of hellish Appalachian mountains, unmarked trails and snakeriddled wildernes
It’s built to break you.
Day 3 1.42pm: 60 hours after the start of the Barkley Marathons, veteran ultrarunner Gary Robbins collapses at the finish line. His wife, Linda BartonRobbins, crouches beside him.