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#32 - John Kelly and The Barkley Marathons
Apr 6 '171h 19m
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Maybe the impossible... is really just improbable...

Something major happened in a relatively small and obscure part of the athletic world this past weekend. It's the sort of thing that makes you stop and think. This thing... if you look at it in a big picture sort of way... kind of makes you realize (as if you needed another clue)... that maybe there is no limit to what we are capable of. 

It's all relative. Put this in perspective.

An event called The Barkley Marathons occurred this past weekend. It is widely regarded to be (one of) the hardest footrace(s) on the planet. This past weekend... a man named John Kelly became the 15th ever finisher in the race's 31 year history.

Many people think that in order to achieve something like this you must be a super-elite athlete... a world-record holder... and have top results in the "biggest and baddest" ultramarathons out there. John does not fit this description. Instead... he is an "average joe". He trained properly, respected the event, and had a no-quit attitude. John Kelly is proof to us all that it IS possible... whatever it is... as long as you put in the work and believe in yourself. Lucky for us... he's joined me today to tell his tale.

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What's in this episode:

  • Darrell has a new job!
  • Megan makes AMAZING Turkey Chili
  • The Barkley Marathons happened last weekend
  • John Kelly - Barkley Marathons 2017 finisher/winner (15th ever) joins us!
    • WHO IS John Kelly?
    • Life outside of running
    • Getting into running
    • The ultramarathon switch
    • Why Barkley
    • The first 2 attempts
    • Barkley Marathons success... and how to achieve it

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