The Barkley Marathons

The Barkley Marathons

The Race That Eats Its Young : A Documentary Film

Downloadable Video - 2015
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Every year, 40 international runners descend upon a small town in Tennessee to test their mental and physical limits against the Barkley Marathons. Devised as a mockery of James Earl Ray's historic prison escape gone awry, the race has seen only 10 finishers in its first 25 years. The race's co-founder Lazarus Lake is as weird, unpredictable and irresistible a character as is the idiosyncratic event he has created. With a secret application process, unknown start time, and treacherous terrain, the Barkley has gained cult-like status with ultra-runners and amateurs alike. This award-winning, oddly inspiring, and wildly funny documentary invites you to the sports world's most guarded secret; where pain has value, failure is spectacular, and it only costs $1.60.
Publisher: [United States] : Gravitas Ventures : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 89 min.)) : sd., col


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AL_HOLLYR Aug 24, 2017

Fascinating documentary on an extreme race widely acknowledged to the one of the most difficult to exist today. Offers a rare glimpse into this underground, relatively unknown event.
A great watch for any running or adventure fans.

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