British ultrarunner Jasmin Paris is first woman to finish Barkley Marathons

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  • Paris finishes 100-mile ultramarathon with 99 seconds to spare
  • Tennessee event is considered one of the world’s toughest races

The British ultrarunner Jasmin Paris has become the first woman to ever finish the notorious Barkley Marathons race in Tennessee.

The forty-year-old was one of only five runners to complete this year’s event, which is made up of five punishing 20-mile loops around the Frozen Head State Park. Paris’s finishing time was 59 hours, 58 minutes and 21 seconds – 99 seconds inside the 60-hour cut-off.

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Written by Niall McVeigh
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/mar/22/jasmin-paris-completes-barkley-marathons-tennessee under the title “British ultrarunner Jasmin Paris is first woman to finish Barkley Marathons”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.