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The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young (2014)

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In its first 25 years only 10 people have finished The Barkley Marathons. Based on a historic prison escape, this cult like race tempts people from around the world to test their limits of ... See full summary »

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Lazarus Lake
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In its first 25 years only 10 people have finished The Barkley Marathons. Based on a historic prison escape, this cult like race tempts people from around the world to test their limits of physical and mental endurance in this documentary that contemplates the value of pain. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2016 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

La maratona Barkley: La gara che divora la sua prole See more »

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Wartburg, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Winner of three awards at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2015. Winner of the People's Choice Award. Best running FIlm - Gold. And Best Film - Silver. See more »

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John: There was this focus when growing up to be conservative when it comes to your future and have some good plan for retirement and then travel and see the world and do all this fun stuff when you retire. I was really good about that but then, uh... Yeah, so kind of like in one year I had a series of a few deaths in the family and then I was in a relationship for 10 years and that ended so it was like all this crap just all happened to me in one calendar year. It was awful. I was in a really bad ...
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I Feel Jesus
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("Ooh My My!" version) performed by Anna & Elizabeth
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An inspiring documentary
15 September 2019 | by laurasomiaSee all my reviews

This is a documentary about pushing your limits and never giving up. It follows the lives of untraditional people (at least in the world of sports) for 3 days and really gets you to care about their journey. You root for these people to accomplish this crazy marathon, not because of the marathon in itself, but because of the accomplishment it represents for them!


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