05 Apr '16, 4pm

The 2016 Barkley Marathons: Only one (yes, one!) person finished

Campbell finished the five loops in about 59 hours and 30 minutes Monday night, just under the 60-hour cutoff. He bested Barkley first-timer Gary Robbins, himself an accomplished ultrarunner from North Vancouver, British Columbia. Robbins, 39, started the fifth loop but had difficulty navigating on little sleep in the dense backcountry of Frozen Head State Park. “I really couldn’t go downhill the last 20 hours,” Campbell said at a yellow gate that acts as the finish line at the park’s Big Cove Campground. “It’s really interesting how you can adapt and figure out creative ways with [walking poles] to sort of augment faulty legs.” Eight women were selected for this year’s field, and four completed one loop. Jennilyn Eaton, a mountain runner from Salt Lake City, covered the most ground by finishing two loops. She started a third loop, but returned to the yellow gate after dec...

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