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Something to read: The Barkley Marathon

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, May 10, 2011.

  1. I have never heard of this before.
    It sounds wholly chaotic, borderline impossible and completely fascinating ...

  2. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    That's turrible.
    Liut likes this.
  3. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Saslow wrote about this a few years ago in the Post.

  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The real Barkley marathon...

    Eat 12 pizzas, run through Auburn and get a degree despite never going to class, eat a dozen donuts, claim to be misquoted in own autobiography, say something stupid about white people, lose in the playoffs, eat 100 chicken wings, throw arrogant fan through the window, say something stupid about black people, shoot 100 on the golf course, eat 12 more pizzas, piss off PETA, piss off NOW, and then... Finishline...
  5. secretariat

    secretariat Active Member

    You left out: Make tens of millions of dollars.
  6. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    and lost tens of millions of dollars.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    And remain beloved through it all...
  8. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    One of the guys at a stop was famous for some running and triathlon mishaps that we created a triathlon in his honor...show up 15 minutes late for the swim (he did that actually), ride the bike part on flat tires (did so as well) and run the last part backward (he didn't do that, but we needed something)

    I also have run some beer miles (chug a beer from can, run quarter mile, chug, run --you get the idea) One of my friends became fixated on droing a 40 ounce beer mile. Practiced by drinking malt liquor for about three months. He made it to the fourth stop, but couldn't finish. It was a valiant effort.
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    You also forgot say you might run for governor of Alabama 25 times, and play blackjack and craps in Vegas for a week straight.
  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Having grown up on the Cumberland Plateau, that goes beyond stupidity to borderline criminal negligence. There are county lines there still marked as "undefined" on official state maps.
    OscarMadison likes this.
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I can't believe they named a marathon after a Sesame Street character:

    OscarMadison likes this.
  12. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Beer miles are so much fun, but a 40-ounce mile? God bless him.
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