In the previous 25 years at the Barkley Marathon, arguably one of the toughest 100 mile ultras, there had been only 10 finishers. The course record prior to this year stood at just over 55 hours and 35 min by "Flyin" Brian Robinson.
That was of course until this year, and not only was the course record smashed by over three and half hours, but there were 3 finishers as well. Brett Maune, became Barkley's first two time finisher and established a new time of 52 hours and 3 min. Jared Campbell and John Fegyveresi also managed to complete the 5 loop course in under the 60 hour time limit.