[pct-l] Brian Robinson wins Barkley 100 super endurance marathon

Reinhold Metzger reinholdmetzger at cox.net
Thu May 3 13:12:27 CDT 2007


Brian,
That may be so; however, you were the last man standing and beat all other
competitors.  That makes you the winner in my book, maybe not of the
Barkley, but of the runners. And that is a victory, no matter how you slice
it.

We all will be rooting for you next year.

JMT Reinhold
----- Original Message -----
From: brian.robinson at sbcglobal.net
To: Reinhold Metzger ; PCT-L ; Deems ; Monte Dodge ; Hiker97 at aol.com ;
Acu4harmony at aol.com ; duckface99 at gmail.com ; Andrew Skurka
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2007 10:42 AM
Subject: Re: Brian Robinson wins Barkley 100 super endurance marathon


Thanks Reinhold,

One clarification I'd like to make. The Barkley course won this year, not
me. There were no finishers. I was the only person to complete 4 loops and
the only person to start the 5th and final loop, so I beat all the humans,
but at Barkely, that's not the same thing as winning. Since 1986 there have
only been 6 finishers. I'm hoping to be the 7th. Maybe next year.

Brian


----- Original Message ----
From: Reinhold Metzger <reinholdmetzger at cox.net>
To: PCT-L <pct-l at backcountry.net>; Brian Robinson
<brian.robinson at sbcglobal.net>; Deems <losthiker at sisqtel.net>; Monte Dodge
<montedodge at msn.com>; Hiker97 at aol.com; Acu4harmony at aol.com;
duckface99 at gmail.com; Andrew Skurka <askurka at comcast.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2007 12:10:28 AM
Subject: Brian Robinson wins Barkley 100 super endurance marathon


Hi gang,
I just thought you might be interested in reading the article and Brian's
report about Brian placing first in the Barkley 100 super endurance
marathon.

Click on the link at the bottom for the Washington Post article and Brian's
report.

JMT Reinhold


----- Original Message -----
From: "Reinhold Metzger" <reinholdmetzger at cox.net>
To: <brian.robinson at sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: Barkley article in the Washington Post


> Well said Brian,
> My sanity has been questioned on more than one occasion.

> It seems we backpackers are afflicted with a condition known in medical
> circles as ''MORONIC  DISORDER'', very frequently associated with long
> distance hiking and probably the result of too many nights at high
altitude
> resulting in oxygen deprivation which in turn causes brain cells to
> die.....can be fatal if left untreated.
> Only known cure.....total abstention of high altitude hiking and running.

> JMT Reinhold
> Dr. of  Moronic Disorders


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: brian.robinson at sbcglobal.net
> To: Reinhold Metzger
> Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 12:00 PM
> Subject: Re: Barkley article in the Washington Post


> Thanks Reinhold,

> It's because we crazy ones understand each other that we all get together
at
> events like ADZPCTKO.

> Brian


> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Reinhold Metzger <reinholdmetzger at cox.net>
> To: Brian Robinson <brian.robinson at sbcglobal.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 1, 2007 10:27:35 AM
> Subject: Fw: Barkley article in the Washington Post


> Brian,
> It was nice talking to you at the Kick-off and congratulation of winning
> the Barkley 100.
> Great article and super human effort on your part.
> I always get amused by the snipe & gripe comments accompanying such
> articles.
> It seems the sour grapes flow freely within the less capable and those who
> do not understand endurance athletes like you.
> It happened when articles about my JMT record and Scott's PCT and Andy's
> Coastal Trail appeared on the PCT-L.

> I say this to the snipers and gripers............"You can stay home and
> watch TV or you can hike the JMT or PCT or run the Barkley 100".

> The TV memories will soon fade away.......the JMT, PCT and Barkley 100
> memories will last a life time.

> Memories,.........sweet memories........

> JMT Reinhold


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Brian Robinson
> To: Brian Robinson
> Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 11:57 AM
> Subject: Barkley article in the Washington Post


> Here's a link to an article about a race that I ran last month. Don't miss
> the audio clips and the slide show.

>
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/why-we-compete/2007/04/curiosity_1.html?hpid=
> artslot

> Enjoy,
> Brian




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