There are marathons and then there are the Barkley Marathons. The notoriously difficult and mysterious 100+ mile race has had only a handful of finishers since its inception, and WHOOP member and ultrarunner John Kelly has finished it twice, making him among the best ultrarunners in the world. John sits down with WHOOP Founder & CEO Will Ahmed hot off the heels of his recent race finish this spring to share more about what it takes to prepare for the race and what it does to the body. After being hit with a 1% Recovery post Barkley, John shares some of his key recovery techniques and what he’s learned about his body by using WHOOP.
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