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Esref Bolel
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Brett Maune becomes the 10th person to finish Barkley Marathons! on 04/04/2011 09:09:19 MDT Print View

I just got word that Brett Maune became the only 10th person to finish the Barkley Marathons in the 25 year history of the event. As you know many believe it's the most difficult 100 mile (many participants claim it's close to 130 miles) in the world with almost 60,000 feet elevation change.

http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg610/scaled.php?tn=0&server=610&filename=3wucy.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

For more info and updates check here

http://www.mattmahoney.net/barkley/

Some people had serious doubts about his incredible John Muir trail record back in 2009. Do you think his amazing accomplishment in Barkley is enough to bury all the doubts once and for all.

What do you guys think?

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
Maune finishes Barkley on 04/04/2011 10:43:04 MDT Print View

Very impressive Brett, well done.

I wasn't one to doubt his claims concerning the JMT, and this certainly provides a good rebuttal to the main (if slightly specious) argument that his cred was hampered by no track record.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Brett Maune becomes the 10th person to finish Barkley Marathons! on 04/04/2011 10:57:02 MDT Print View

New person with single post...hmmm

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Brett Maune becomes the 10th person to finish Barkley Marathons! on 04/04/2011 11:06:28 MDT Print View

Brett posted here a lot in 2009 before his JMT adventure.

Art ...
(asandh) - F
Re: Brett Maune becomes the 10th person to finish Barkley Marathons! on 04/04/2011 11:12:40 MDT Print View

Brett's completion of the Barkley proves that he is a true champion, and that he deserves the benefit of the doubt Re. his JMT record claim.
Congratulations Brett !

Edited by asandh on 04/06/2011 12:20:04 MDT.

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Wow on 04/04/2011 11:39:51 MDT Print View

Looks like he did it in a little over 57 hours. That must be one heck of a trek. Great work Brett, may it silence the skeptics on the JMT record.

Mark Davis
(Trailster) - F

Locale: Cascades
Brett your awesome !!!!! on 04/11/2011 00:00:01 MDT Print View

Congratulations on this unbelievable achievement. What kind of a warped mind comes up with a race course this extreme? Your first post here on BL told me your the real deal because only an honest person would write about running the JMT on snickers. Do you plan on continuing your extreme ultra running adventures? Good luck and be careful if you do. Keep up good work in the lab.
Your admirer, Mark

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Brett your awesome !!!!! on 04/11/2011 08:54:39 MDT Print View

That's one hard man.

vomacka glen
(rainingvodka) - F
Re: Brett Maune becomes the 10th person to finish Barkley Marathons! on 04/01/2012 17:04:38 MDT Print View

He looks on track to finish again this year. unbelievable.

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