Meet Laz at the National Running Show 2020!

Not many running events have their own award-winning Netflix documentary. But the Barkley Marathons is not your average running event. With only 10 finishers in it's first 25 years, it's a genuine contender for World's Toughest Event.

Lazurus Lake (aka Gary Cantrell) is the man behind the race and will be sharing his experience at the National Running Show.

Laz is as much of an enigma as his races, which also include the Last Annual Vol State and last-man-standing sufferfest Big’s Backyard Ultra. A serious ultra runner himself Laz recently finished a 3,365-mile walk across the US and joins us exclusively to chat about what it takes to finish one of his races.


The National Running Show, 25-26 Jan, is the UK's leading running show. The Inspiration Stage includes an incredible line-up of speakers including Linford Christie, Jo Pavey, Iwan Thomas, Susie Chan, Dean Karnazes, Kris Akabusi and Sally Gunnell. Other features include The Ultra Zone, Steve Cram's Training Camp, Nutrition Advice, Podiatry Clinic, Run Clinic and so much more.

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