… In the nearly 30 years since the Barkley’s inception, only 14 people have finished the race. …
Outside – How Two Filmmakers Cracked the World’s Most Bizarre Trail Race
Stu Gleman fist pumps at the start of the Barkley Marathons
The Barkley Marathons is a 100 miles (160 km) run and a 60 miles (97 km) ‘fun run’ held annually in Frozen Head State Park near Wartburg, Tennessee in late March or early April.
The course itself, which has changed distance, route, and elevation many times since its inaugural run in 1986, currently consists of a 20-mile (32 km) loop with no aid stations except water at two points along the route and the runner’s parked car at the beginning of the loop. Runners of the 100 Mile version run this loop five times, with loops three and four being run in the opposite direction and loop five being runner’s choice. …
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Great news. 🙂
Expedition Alaska has a film crew.
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I’m planning to volunteer for Dave Adlard’s NEXT expedition race. Social media. Photos. Video.
June 28th – July 4th, 2015.
Over almost 7 days, teams will undertake a 340 – 600 km (200 – 350 miles) expedition over some of the most beautiful, epic and challenging terrain on Earth.
Racers will use a map, compass and their own wits to navigate their way over a (mostly) unmarked route by mountain biking, rafting, paddling, trekking, canyoneering, coasteering, glacier travel, orienteering, trail running, fixed ropes, and a few other surprises through the amazing expanse of Alaska’s Kenai peninsula!
A 23-year-old Seattle man has smashed the speed record for hiking the full length of the Pacific Crest Trail. Recent college grad Joe McConaughy crossed into Canada on Sunday, exactly 53 days, 6 hours and 37 minutes after leaving the Mexican border on the storied trail. McConaughy says he felt elation and disbelief at the finish of the 2,660 mile journey. …
There is no official time keeper for long distance trail records. McConaughy had a support team and a satellite tracking beacon to verify his time. He says he ran the downhill and flat sections and generally hiked the uphills.
Even McConaughy sounds astonished by the pace he maintained. “I can’t believe that I averaged 50 whole miles a day over some of the toughest mountains in the West …
Seattle Runner Smashes Speed Record For Full Length Of Pacific Crest Trail
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The long distance hiking fraternity recognizes a separate record for trekking border to border alone, without an accompanying support team. Heather ‘Anish’ Anderson of Bellingham continues to own that record of 60 days, 17 hours.
7-days of continuous physical and mental challenge, almost no sleep, bad food, questionable water. Who invented this sport? 🙂
To stagger the start of Expedition Idaho, Race Director Dave Adlard, set a unique prologue.
Teams had to climb the toughest waterslide, starting over if anyone slipped.
If successful, they then took a victory lap … running the Lazy River. Backwards. 🙂
This is even tougher than it looks.
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Here’s a twist to the charity Adventure theme:
In April 2013, Gavin Bate will be trekking 550km from Resolute Bay in Canada to the Magnetic North Pole.
You can race him to the pole by donating to the charity Moving Mountains Trust.
Every £1 you donate equates to 25 metres of progress by Team MM! The target is £22,000. The aim is to beat Gavin to the Pole!
Gavin’s the real deal.
He’s already climbed the Seven Summits. And is planning for the ‘Explorers Grand Slam’.
The 7 — and both Poles. 🙂
details on the official website – racemetothepole.com