MR73: In this week’s episode, I talked with Gary “Lazarus Lake” Cantrell. Gary is one of the founders of the Barkley Marathons – the world’s hardest ultra marathon. In 31 years, the Barkley Marathons produced only 15 finishers. Gary is also the race director of 5 other races which are the classic races of southeastern USA. He has been part of running community for 51 years. Over the years, Gary has gone from being a runner to a race director. This is great listen podcast where you get to learn in-depth about the Barkley Marathons – from directing the race, course, runners, challenges of the Barkley Marathons, and more from the man himself – Lazarus Lake.
In this episode, Gary and I talked about:
-Gary’s running journey
-Some of the races Gary direct
-History of the Barkley Marathons and toughness of its trail
-The Barkley Marathons, its community, and its runners
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Music by: bensound.com
Wiki Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barkley_Marathons