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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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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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Official Selection at Hot Docs 2015. North America's largest documentary Festival. The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young landed in the top 15 of audience favorites. 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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This is a wry documentary of a "gruelling race against the clock and nature"
12 August 2016 | by scihdeSee all my reviews

Tennessee is the location, the backwoods are the course, and time is the enemy. Footage is a fantastic documentary of what people can or cannot endure. The organizer is hilariously wry, the camera work is great, and there is no aspect that suggests this to be staged" like so much reality survival footage.

The film includes background re. how and why the race began, its history, and personal asides The modicum of foul language further clarifies this as a true presentation.

I would love to be chosen for such a race yet know that if I even made it through the first five miles, I would have to buck up to walk five miles to to get back the where I started: even that would be victory for me.

Hats off and Hurrahs for all involved in this film.


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