Jasmin Paris first woman to complete gruelling Barkley Marathons race

Jasmin Paris first woman to complete gruelling Barkley Marathons race

More information on the Barkley Marathons race.

>The founder created the race after learning of the prison escape of James Earl Ray, the man who assassinated Dr. MLK Jr. The prison is along the race route.
>The race is not advertised. Applicants must submit an essay explaining why they want to compete and a $1.60 application fee.
>On the night of the event the participants have to listen for the sound of a conch shell that indicates the race will begin in one hour.
>The race begins with the lighting of a ceremonial cigarette.
>Runners must find books along the route and rip out pages that correspond to their assigned number to prove their progress.
>There are no route markers and participants have to memorize the route before beginning.
>The ascent and descent is the equivalent of 60,000 feet, twice the elevation of Mt. Everest. Much of the terrain has no path.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There is a second part to the application fee, which is usually something the director needs like white tee-shirts and socks.

    You flip directions every loop, so you run it in one direction during the day, and then a different direction at night. Until the 5th lap, where they alternate so the first person to leave gets to choose (clockwise or counter clockwise) and then every runner after runs the opposite of the person before (so that groups of runners can't form).

    Speaking of loops, each is supposed only 20 miles but everybody agrees they are longer than 25.

    The books are meant to poke at you with this name, like Dante's Inferno or Hubris of a Mad Man or How to make better life choices

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And one other fun fact is
      >One year a guy failed to complete within the time limit by 6 seconds. The next year he ran it again, and one of the books was titled "6 seconds".

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >first woman
    It's a troony isn't it

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Real woman it looks like
      Just Br*tish

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ive been following her carrer for the last 4 years, she is amazing dude

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >gruelling marathon
    Did she have to run through India without getting raped?

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This looks like a renaissance painting

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thanks to this notice i googled for the documental

    This shit looks like hell on earth

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I can't believe I hadn't heard of it prior to hearing about her completing it
      >Upon arriving, first-time Barkley runners, known as virgins, are required to bring a license plate from their state/country as part of the entrance fee. Previous racers are required to bring an additional "fee" which in the past has included things such as a white shirt, socks, or a flannel shirt, as a donation for being a non-finisher. These donations are apparently based on the current needs of Lazarus Lake at the time. Prior finishers of the marathon who return to run again must submit a pack of Camel cigarettes as part of the registration fee. Race bib number one is always given to the person deemed to be the least likely to finish one lap out of all who have applied; a "human sacrifice," as Cantrell calls it"

      This shit is certified hardcore

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Found the same vid on Youtube, giving it a watch now.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    good for her

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hand-picking a few entrants and avoiding real marathoners is not a sport. It's an exhibition.

    Barkley is like cycling's RAAM. A touring pro, Jonathan Boyer, got sick and tired of the RAAM crowd going on about what a tough bike race it was so he entered one year an won it easily. He wasn't even one of the top cyclists on the tour, but he was pretty good.

    Lemme know when the Barkley invites a few real runners.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It seems more like a folk competition/challenge, that on it's own is fairly difficult unless you're capable in the wilderness.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I checked and it seems most of the winners of the five loops are european, the euros are more experienced moving through the forest than the americans

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Seems like it'd be especially fun for Euros cause it really is a lot of different American cultures coming together.
          If I was a European runner, seems like it'd be a nice cheap top tier novelty to do.
          Take a trip to America, and the entry fee is a license plate, flannel shirt, and 1.60 (2 dollars cause he keeps the change)

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        pretty much. the Moab 200 and other trail runs are probably more grueling for the top competitors. For others, they are pretty much eating contests. You jog for days with little sleep and eat like a hog.

        The toughest race in the world is without question the Badwater 135. Starts in Death Valley at the end of July and climbs halfway up Mount Whitney. Some maniacs go to the very peak of the mountain then double back and run back to Badwater.

        It's not an invite only, but you have to finish several qualifying ultras and bring your own crews to monitor your vitals the whole time.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      "Real" marathon runners will have no experience running ultra marathon distances as it's detrimental to your fitness. Unless you mean Barkley excludes some of the best ultra runners?

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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