The Barkley Marathons

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    Solius Bearded Scholes admirer Staff

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    Watched this documentary last night without knowing too much about it, it's so good!

    Anybody else seen it? Would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun and pretty cool documentary.
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    esmufc07 Elvis has theft the building Scout

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    I'm not interested in Ross Barkley
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    Watch it. Guarantee you’ll like it. It’s about a race a guy made up that only ten people had ever completed at the time of filming in 2012. It’s great!
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    esmufc07 Elvis has theft the building Scout

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    I shall give it a watch tomorrow
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    UnrelatedPsuedo I pity the poor fool who stinks like I do!

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    Phenomenal doco. Did the same thing. Watched and then recommended it to all. Would love to give it a nudge one year.
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    Watched the trailer now. Seems good. Will give it a watch later.
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    It’s really good. I loved it.
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    Amazing doc. Very entertaining :lol:
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    Just watched it, that race is nuts.
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    Yeah I just felt a need to tell people about it :lol:

    Did cross my mind I'd like to have a go but I'd barely even do one loop I think.
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    UnrelatedPsuedo I pity the poor fool who stinks like I do!

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    What makes the race good is a whole world of things. I disappeared down the rabbit hole to learn about it.

    What makes the doco good is that not a single person involved in it seems to have any interest in being famous in any way. Like documentaries of old.
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    Do they explain why (and this is according to a quick search on Wiki) that the current record holder's time is almost four hours shorter than the previous best time (52:03:08 versus 55:42:27)? It seems crazy that most of the times are between 56 and 60 hours and the record holder posts a time of 52 hours, especially when his finish the year before was 57 hours
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    Not really but that record is broken in the film. He just had a good run I guess. He'd finished it the year before too and knew the area better.
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    I loved it as well. Just incredible what people are capable of if they push themselves to the absolute limit.

    They're all fecking bonkers though :lol:
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    Thought it was brilliant, saw it recommended but had no idea what I was getting into!

    Founder was a great character
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    Saw the title and thought, "good for Charles Barkley"
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    That Jared guy has gone on to complete it two more times since this was filmed.
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    Is this the one where they have to find a book and rip out the page that corresponds to heir race number?
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    Yeah.

    Just watched it. Pretty good.

    Brett and Jared looked in decent condition after finishing that:eek:
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    Have seen this a couple of year before. It's a great watch. the nonchalant way the guy organizes the event is fun.

    The race is brutal, day night, clockwise, counter clockwise, hidden pages...it's like a insane treasure hunt :lol:

    I'll the newbie that drops out first that everyone laughs about.
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    Edit: If you liked this watch Valley Uprising.
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    Yeah saw that. Also saw last year one guy finished it and then a Canadian finished 6 seconds too late, but he'd also accidentally skipped like two miles of the course as well which voided it anyway.

    This years one is in April I think.
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    The human sacrifice :lol: I liked how just like halfway through he brings that up like oh yeah we do this too.
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