I am extremely honored to share the small stage with the 11 other Barkley finishers, and I hope to do them proud. Touching that gate at the end of lap five was like touching the Mt. Katahdin or PCT terminus signs. So incredible.
Three 100 mile finishers (A Barkley First!):
Brett Maune (First Repeat Finisher!) : 52:03
Jared Campbell (Another Blazing Time!) : 56:00
John Fegyveresi : 59:41
...and yes. I cut it a little close.
There were also 6 fun-run finishers:
Beverly Anderson-Abbs (first woman since 2001)
Full Stats on Matt Mahoney's Barkley Site: The Barkley Marathons
I'll post a full report soon, once I've slept a bit. I did not sleep at all during the entire 60 hours.
Brett, Me, Jared at the Finish (Photo: John Price)