‘The ticking timebomb’ – who will get the touchscreen Barkley Marathons watch?

March 13, 2024

“In the Barkley Marathons the athletes are not allowed to rely on technology. It is map and compass time,” according to race creator Lazarus Lake. “They need to know the time to make cutoffs so each runner is issued a cheap Walmart watch set to race time on 24 hour mode. This means they can look at their watch, and if it reads 7:00 they are 7 hours into the run, and have 5 hours left to finish the loop on 12-hour pace.” Run 247