Trail Runner Profiles
Celebrating the stories of dedicated runners who take to the trails.
Hallucinations, sleep deprivation and vertical cliffs: What Gary Robbins’ Barkley Marathons was really like
The 2016 Barkley Marathons was tougher than Gary Robbins thought. Weeks after the toughest endurance race has come to an end, one of Canada’s most famous trail runners tells us exactly what happened out on the course.
Guillaume Arthus is an ultra runner who works in Paris. When he’s not at his 9 to 5 office job, he’s out running the less travelled trails.
Canada’s Gary Robbins battled hallucinations, sleep deprivation and left it all out on the course in an attempt to finish the 100-mile Barkley Marathons.
Canadian Rhonda-Marie Avery became the first-ever blind athlete to attempt the 100-mile Barkley Marathons when she began the race on Saturday (Photo: Christian Griffith).
Running through the scenery which he paints, landscape artist Peter Taylor found new inspiration and came back to his passion for sketching.
The Barkley Marathons is one of the toughest endurance events there is. This secretive race takes place in forested hilly Tennessee terrain ever year. No Canadian has ever finished which is why one Canadian trail runner, Gary Robbins has taken to running the grueling paths on North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain this winter. Photos courtesy of Gary Robbins.