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The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young (2014)

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In its first 25 years only 10 people have finished The Barkley Marathons. Based on a historic prison escape, this cult like race tempts people from around the world to test their limits of ... See full summary »

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Lazarus Lake
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In its first 25 years only 10 people have finished The Barkley Marathons. Based on a historic prison escape, this cult like race tempts people from around the world to test their limits of physical and mental endurance in this documentary that contemplates the value of pain. Written by Anonymous

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1 October 2016 (Netherlands) See more »

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La maratona Barkley: La gara che divora la sua prole See more »

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Wartburg, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Winner of three awards at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2015. Winner of the People's Choice Award. Best running FIlm - Gold. And Best Film - Silver. See more »

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Gary Cantrell: If you're going to face a real challenge it has to be a real challenge. You can't accomplish anything without the possibility of failure.
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I Feel Jesus
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In twenty-five years, only ten people completed the race
7 February 2016 | by theepurplepandaSee all my reviews

The Barkley Marathons is about a race based on a prison escape that only ten people have finished in the last twenty-five years. This is a documentary where the mere concept of it excites you and believe me, it delivers. It's crazy how something as weird and obscure as this has been going on for so long and people just began to hear about it. It has some nice looking shots which some documentaries don't have at all. It's informational and entertaining at the same time which is a plus. My only flaw with it was how hard it was to remember who was who while watching. With fifty different racers it's hard to keep track and I feel like a better job could've been done.

8/10 -- Great. Please give this film a watch. It hurts me to see movies like this get no attention whatsoever. You can buy it on Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, and iTunes for like five dollars digitally and on their website, you can but it for twenty-five bucks on Blu-Ray. I wouldn't recommend torrenting it because a film like this needs all the attention it can get.


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