Many Happy Miles: Barkley Marathons finisher John Kelly
By Sarah Flynn|2023-04-10T21:23:27-04:00April 11th, 2023|
On today’s episode of Many Happy Miles we’re venturing into the woods. Or, rather, we are bringing on someone who spends a lot of time in the woods as an ultra-runner–and a very accomplished one, at that. Our guest? John Kelly, a dad of four, and one of just three finishers of the grueling Barkley Marathons–a 120+ mile, 3-day race in the mountains of Tennessee. Dimity and Sarah WF pepper John with questions about his recent Barkley finish, with topics including:
How his childhood wanderings lead him to his passion for the trails;
The weirdest things that’ve happened to him in the woods;
How fatherhood has prepped him for the rigors of ultrarunning and;
His unique strategy for napping on the run, and more!