Merciless: the Barkley race that eats its young.In Frozen Head State Park, in Tennessee, runners from around the world line up before the Barkley Marathon.
The Barkley marathon is hailed by many to be one the toughest ultra marathons in the world. Challenges are not just limited to the physical, but also a huge focus on the mental and metaphysical. In 2018 the participants faced grueling conditions like heavy rain, freezing temperature, zero visibility caused by thick fog, steep climbs through slippery mud etc. Reminding even the most seasoned athletes, that despite all the physical abilities, training and preparation...sometimes the course wins, no matter what!