The Grand Humiliation at The Barkley Fall Classic 2019

"Hooty Hoo!" shouts Brian Young, my host for the big weekend at the Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee, as we continue to climb up Chimney Top chasing the third aid station at Tub Springs. I soon catch Brian sitting on the corner of the trail, punching his cramped quads vigorously, furious. Apparently, he's never had [...]

What are the toughest 100 milers in the World?

Following World's top 10 toughest Ultramarathons, that was very well received by the ultrarunning critics, the following is the list of some of the world's most challenging 100-mile races. As mentioned in the previous blog, there can be no official list of TOP 10 or 20 Toughest 100-mile Ultramarathons in the World as each race [...]

The Thousand Deaths on Rat Jaw

The Barkley Fall Classic It's around 2.15 pm of a much-awaited Saturday in woods of Tennessee. I'm bleeding from scratches on right leg, the toe in the right shoe is crushed, I barely have a few ounces of water left in my blue hydration pack. The last I saw any course marking was over an [...]