Posted by: runuphill | April 11, 2014

Barkley 2014

The handshake with Laz I worked 57 hrs and 50 minutes for

Handshake with Laz, some 57 hrs and 50 minutes after we started

Another soul shaping adventure at the Barkley Marathons.  It’s impossible to capture the true essence of the experience in written form.  Suffice it to say, it was magical!  In the nearly 58 hrs it took me to finish 5 laps we had nearly every type of weather (torrential rain, crazy wind, snow, ice, sunshine, AND heat!) and I experienced the full spectrum of physical and emotional states.  I definitely got my $1.60 worth.  🙂

Huge thanks to Laz for creating one of the most unique events on the planet.

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  1. simply put, i am captivated. there’s nothing more i’d love to receive in the mail than a consolation letter. until then, i’ll consume as much information as possible. 🙂 thanks for your entries.

  2. I have been following the barkleys and ultras in general for a while you are an inspiration like many of the other great runners I aspire to be keep doing amazing stuff so one day I can be in the same race as you running has turned my life around in a big way and seeing someone like yourself push yourself to the limit and succeed gives me hope I can do the same

  3. I’m inspired by your Barkley races and I want to get in on the challenge. Any help would be appreciated.

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  6. Such an amazing accomplishment, Jared. Two time Barkley finisher. I was impressed with your iRF report, especially how you challenged yourself to improve from the past few years. You are the epitome of hardcore. Hope you recover well.

  7. Way to go Jared! The sense of personal accomplishment and ability to push yourself to that extreme has got to feel amazing. Fabulous write-ups on all accounts. Living just to the south in Mississippi I know that most definitely was a crazy weather weekend – I have to side with Laz, in wondering if you are 100% human 😉 Congratulations!

  8. “The appropriate response in the Barkley is to quit. Jared is failing the test.” Sounds about right. Congratulations, Jared, on your epic failure!

  9. Great job! I knew you would finish.


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