Many of our readers already know the Barkley Marathon. It has a reputation for being one of the hardest and most ridiculous ultramarathons in the world. Five, twenty-mile loops, over sixty thousand feet of elevation, through the hilly backwoods of Eastern Tennessee. Oh, and you have 60 hours to cross the finish line. Since the race debuted in 1980, only 15 have finished.The 2018 Barkley Marathon started this past Saturday, March 24 at 9:30 a.m. Nobody won.The race is held at Frozen Head State Park, just outside of Petros, Tennessee. Each year, 40 competitors are selected to compete in the 100-mile ultra marathon.This year, Canadian Gary Robbins did the best. Of the 40 competitors, only four runners made it to the third loop, with Robbins coming up short, 12 minutes past the 36 hour cutoff time. He was tapped out.While the total race time is 60 hours, runners are given 12 hours to finish each loop. One second late and you’re done. Along with Robbins, Guillaume Calmettes, and Ally Beaven, started loop three.This is the second time since 2007 that no runner has finished the race.Read more over at Runners World.Photo by Josh Patton
Residents on Marine Way are experiencing flooding after the City of Delray Beach took sandbags they set up to protect their properties from the King Tides.According to CBS12, about $6,000 was spent to protect the neighborhood homes located across from the Intracoastal.The City of Delray said the bags were against city ordinance and took them.Then Dorian came and combined with the King Tides, the Intracoastal has been flooding properties on Marine Way, CBS12 reports.Related content:Cat 2 Dorian On The Move North, Finally
It has now been nearly one month since 21-year-old mother Leila Cavett of Georgia has gone missing in Broward County.The FBI has stepped in to investigate the strange case and they are now offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who has information relating to Cavett’s whereabouts.Cavett’s 2-year-old son was found wandering alone barefoot in an apartment complex in Miramar.An arrest was made Sunday in the case of 21-year-old mother Leila Cavett of Georgia, who vanished in Broward County around July 25.However, the missing mother has still not been located.On top of offering a reward, the FBI released a new video showing Cavett’s movements at a RaceTrac gas station in Hollywood, Fla., on the afternoon of July 25.“The FBI is actively seeking information relating to the whereabouts of Leila Cavett,” said George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Miami. “We are still relentlessly investigating the circumstances surrounding her disappearance. Any information, no matter how seemingly insignificant, may be important to finding Leila. We thank those who have already provided information and urge other members of our community to come forward.”The public should call FBI Miami at 1-800-CALL-FBI or go to fbi.gov/tips if they have any information on the whereabouts of the missing mother.