Take a run with Ultra Stories host “Sherpa” John as he tells tales of The Barkley, and the Niwot’s Challenge. Sherpa ran in the 2010 Barkley Marathons completing one successful loop of the course before being tapped out. Hear his account of how he gained entry into the event, and how is Barkley experience ultimately went. Then Sherpa moves in to telling us about “The Barkley of the West,” HPRS’ Niwot’s Challenge. We explore how the event is set up, share a little bit of lore from “out there,” and a final tale of Sherpa’s near death experience setting the event up.