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About the Big Backyard Ultra

The Big Backyard Ultra (aka Big's Backyard) was created in 2012 by Lazarus Lake, the infamous race director of the Barkley Marathons, on his property in Bell Buckle, Tennessee.

The longest distance recorded by a competitor in a backyard ultra event is 68 laps or 283.335 miles, by Johan Steene at the Big Backyard Ultra in October 2018. The longest distance recorded by a female competitor is 67 laps, by Courtney Dauwalter, also at Big Backyard Ultra in October 2018.

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