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The Barkley Marathons is a 100-mile race comprised of five 20-mile loops that you have 60 hours to complete. 00:46
The course is in the same park as the Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, from which James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King Jr.'s killer, escaped. He only made it 8 miles in 54 hours. 01:44
Runners must find books placed along the course and rip out the page number that matches their bib to prove they completed the course. 02:32