Dusty Hardman, 43, Punta Gorda, FL.
Profession: Unemployed, former ranch caretaker.
Number of Barkley starts: 0
Why are you running the Barkley? I am running the Barkley
because I love adventure, love toeing the line with the greats of
ultrarunning and because I have chronic illnesses that people think should
keep me (and them) from participating in amazing things. I love proving
them wrong over and over again. I have adrenal insufficiency (do not
produce cortisol and cannot regulate sodium and potassium without
medication) like JFK and hypothyroid both are controlled with medicine.
Your predicted finish results: 1 loop. Actual results: D.N.F. (Did Not Finish) at Phillips Creek, loop 2 @ 12 + hours into the race.