Friday, September 22, 2017

Some "Fun Run" Barkley Marathons Statistics

If you're an ultrarunner (or subscriber to Netflix) you've probably heard about the Barkley Marathons.  So you all know that, through 2017, there have been exactly 15 finishers (and 18 finishes) of the full Barkley Marathons 100 Mile. You can probably even list them:
Williams (1995)
Horton & Wood (2001)
Keizer (2003)
Tilden & Nelson (2004)
Robinson (2008)
Thompson (2009)
Basham (2010)
Maune (2011 & 2012)
Fegyveresi (2012)
Campbell (2012, 2014, 2016)
Hollon & Wildeboer (2013)
Kelly (2017)

However, there hasn't been much reported about the so called "Fun Run Finishers".  Those folks who managed to complete 3 loops of the Barkley Marathons in under 40 hours.  While a Fun Run is still considered a DNF, it is by far not an easy accomplishment to make it through three loops as these sobering statistics will attest to.