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

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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.

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