The Barkley Marathons has long been considered one of the world's toughest races. Gavin Woody, a runner who embraces some of the world's toughest ultramarathons, joins us to talk about this unique event and we explore his experiences this year as well as his accomplishments as a runner. We dive into the motivation behind wanting to do these kinds of extreme races, the mental side of racing, what mistakes Gavin made in this year's race, navigation, as well as a list of his go-to gear for anyone wanting to "run" Barkley or another extreme mountain race. Fun and very informative chat about extreme ultramarathon racing.
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Music by Rimsky Music "May the Fun be With You"
Photos Courtesy Gavin Woody