Here’s an outtake from a story I shot for mental_floss on the insanity that is the ultra-marathon race The Barkley. The little speck at the bottom of the frame is Jared Campbell, the only finisher of the 2014 race, on his first-lap descent of “Rat Jaw”. This race is so insane I can’t explain it. See the link below for way, way more info.
A short description of the race (as explained here) is as follows:
The Barkley is considered one of the toughest 100 mile races in the world. It has 59,100 feet of climb (and 59,100 feet of descent), more than any other 100 mile race, more than the 33,000 ft. of climb at Hardrock, and more than the 45,000 ft. at Nolan’s 14.