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Blackburn Goes Big at Backyard Ultra

I joined the crew of Matthew Blackburn during his recent victory in UK's Backyard Ultra. It's a last man standing event where athletes complete a "yard" (a 4.167 mile loop) on the hour every hour until only one is left in the field.

Matthew ran day and night, averaging less than 15 minutes rest per hour, for 47 yards or 196 miles! In those short minutes of rest the crew feed and water Matthew, massage life back into his legs and offer words of encouragement to get him through the next hour of the grueling event. By winning the UK event Matthew qualifies for Big's Backyard Ultra World Championship in 2023. Good luck mate!


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