Canadian Running Magazine was at the race, and this is their immediate story on the race’s two-faced finish.
2017 Barkley Marathon features one finisher, heartbreak for Gary Robbins – Canadian Running Magazine
Washington, D.C.’s John Kelly has finished, and won, the 2017 Barkley Marathons in 59:30:53. Gary Robbins did not make the 1:42 p.m. EDT cutoff after 60 hours. With the victory, Kelly is the 15th finisher in the race’s history. Robbins missed the 60-hour cutoff by an agonizing six seconds after touching the yellow gate (the finish) from the opposite direction.