Curious as to what goes on in camp between loops at the Barkley Marathons?
Canadian Running was with the Robbins clan between loops three and four of the event as Gary looks to become the first Canadian to ever finish the five-loop, 100-plus-mile ultramarathon in Frozen Head State Park, Tenn. The event, which is timed out at 60 hours, runs day and night meaning participants must pack for all conditions. (He notes that it is becoming increasingly difficult to eat as the race progresses.)
John Kelly, who like Robbins made it to the fifth and final loop in 2016 before dropping out, is the only other runner who made it onto loop four. The two are currently on loop four of a possible five as of 8:30 p.m. EDT on Sunday.
— Linda Barton-Robbins (@lindabear78) April 1, 2017
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