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Get Gritty: Endurance Psychology of the Barkley Marathons

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with Nickademus de la Rosa, 2013 Barkley Marathons winner

The #1 documentary on Netflix the past three years has been "The Barkley Marathons." Since 1985 there have only been 15 finishers. In 2013, Nickademus won Barkley and became only the 13th finisher in the history of this infamous race. (For instance, at this year's event there were zero finishers, despite the attendance of phenomenally talented runners such as Gary Robbins, Guillame Calmettes, Amelia Boone, Jamil Coury, Michael Wardian and many more.) This race is right at the limit of what is possible and impossible.

Come hear our newest staffer Nick share his top five psychological strategies for overcoming this event.

Nick's running resume also includes: 2nd finisher at the 2014 Tor de Geants in Italy and the youngest finisher of the 2009 Badwater Ultra at age 19)