Barkley Marathon Mastermind Lazarus Lake to Appear on HBO’s ‘Real Sports’

The fairly odd and elusive Lazarus Lake is gracing HBO to talk about how he created the Barkley Marathons.

HBO’s new “Real Sports” episode features a profile on the genesisof the “notorious and treacherousBarkley Marathons,” held annually in Frozen Head State Park, Tenn. HBO correspondent Mary Carillo will be interviewing race founder Gary Cantrell (akaLazarus Lake) to discuss the backstory of one of the most challenging races in existence.

“Barkleys”,因为它也被称为“,是一系列五个背靠背马拉松通过艰难的痕迹,超过100,000英尺的海拔,当然,时间限制。只有15名参与者完成了。随着坎特尔把它置,赛车组织瞄准了大约1%的成功率 - 只是上面不可能的一步。“运动中没有怜悯,是吗?”他开玩笑说。

“With only 60 hours to complete the race, runners are tasked with navigating through unenviable conditions, including temperature swings, rain, and even snow,” HBO在新闻稿中取笑. The episode will dive a bit into the history of the race and, more importantly, interview Cantrell on the quirky, grueling details.

The Barkley Marathons episode premieres on “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” on HBO tonight at 7 p.m. PST/10 p.m. EST. Watch live orstream on HBO Max.

Gary Cantrell在1977年在田纳西州田纳西山脉逃离的最高安全监狱之后构建了Barkley Marathons。雷只设法在当局发现他之前大约60个小时旅行。坎特雷尔建议他可以在那段时间内运行100英里 - 因此,比赛出生。

a woman running through a forest at night with shining headlamp during the 2019 Barkley marathons
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