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Tales From Out There is the story of the Barkley Marathons, a 100 mile footrace in the hills of Tennessee. The Barkley is arguably the world's toughest long-distance trail foot-race. This book covers the 24-year history of the event in detail, including results, photographs, charts, and maps.
Some of the world's best endurance runners have attempted Barkley. Read about their epic struggles against this extreme challenge. Tales From Out There will captivate the reader with true stories of both heartbreaking failures and awe-inspiring victories.
About the Author
Frozen Ed Furtaw has been running marathons or longer races since 1978, and has completed over 100 ultramarathon races. He was one of the most successful competitors in the early years of the Barkley Marathons. This earned him the nickname Frozen Ed, after the Frozen Head Mountain area in Tennessee where the Barkley Marathons are held. Now a retired engineer living in southwestern Colorado, Frozen Ed continues to pursue the seemingly impossible goal of finishing the Barkley Marathons.
2010, paperback, 224 pages.
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