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There are a maximum of 18 Trials HD achievements (12 without DLC) worth 644 (300)

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Marathon in Trials HD

Marathon195 (40)

The player has completed the Ultimate Endurance tournament without any faults.

  • Unlocked by 3,743 tracked gamers (4% - TA Ratio = 4.88) 89,725  

Achievement Guide for Marathon

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madmankevin
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madmankevin
Achievement won on 23 Dec 09
TA Score for this game: 644
Posted on 30 August 09 at 02:18, Edited on 26 December 09 at 13:41
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The tracks and difficulty of this achievement have changed as of 12/23/2009 with the new game update. All of the hard tracks included in the original 24 track Ultimate Endurance Tournament have now been removed. They have been replaced with new lower tiered tracks, and the total amount of tracks in the tournament has been lowered to 20.

You will need to finish the updated Ultimate Endurance Tournament without any faults. This achievement will still take patience and skill, but it is an easier task now as you will only face 20 Beginner, Easy, and Medium tracks.

Here are the 20 tracks and their difficulty:

1. Hello World! (Beginner)
2. Stock Market (Medium)
3. Mother Of All Jumps (Easy)
4. The Breakdown (Beginner)
5. Under Ground (Medium)
6. Upwardly Mobile (Easy)
7. Groundhog Begins (Beginner)
8. Jolly Jumper (Medium)
9. Easy Wheeling (Easy)
10. Smooth Jumps (Easy)
11. Container Rush (Medium)
12. The Big Ride (Beginner)
13. Tired Hill (Medium)
14. Logsplosive (Easy)
15. Trippin' The Plywood (Medium)
16. Building Blocks (Easy)
17. Dreamscape (Medium)
18. Middle Name: Danger (Beginner)
19. Groundhog Returns (Medium)
20. Basic Bumps (Beginner)

You still need to be skilled in this game to obtain this achievement, but it is no longer anywhere near the extremely difficult task it once was.

I have left my original guide intact below. My tips below will still apply to the new version of the Ultimate Tournament, and people may want to look back at how this achievement originated.

For those that are curious, there were under 40 gamers who obtained this achievement while connected to Xbox Live prior to the 12/23/09 update. When I obtained this achievement on 12/23, I was the 307th person to do so. This number will dramatically rise for sure!

Thanks for reading and good luck fellow riders!

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Original guide:

This is not impossible, rather improbable! You need to practice, practice, practice. My best advice to to practice the individual tracks separately until you can do them without any faults. The Ultimate Endurance Tournament consists of 24 tracks from the Beginner, Easy, Medium, and Hard difficulties. Here are the tracks you will have to race and their difficulty:

1. Easy Wheeling (Easy)
2. The Big Ride (Beginner)
3. Logsplosive (Easy)
4. Trippin' The Plywood (Medium)
5. Container Rush (Medium)
6. Mother Of All Jumps (Easy)
7. Rock n' Drop (Medium)
8. Technique (Hard)
9. Hello World (Beginner)
10. The Breakdown (Beginner)
11. Upwardly Mobile (Easy)
12. Basic Bumps (Beginner)
13. Dreamscapes (Medium)
14. Stock Market (Medium)
15. Tired Hill (Medium)
16. Under Ground (Medium)
17. Concrete Dreams (Hard)
18. Classic (Hard)
19. The Rise And Fall (Hard)
20. Building Blocks (Easy)
21. Smooth Jumps (Easy)
22. Trials And Tribulations (Hard)
23. King Of The Hill (Hard)
24. Jolly Jumper (Medium)

I had 160+ faults on my first attempt. Once I got better at the game, I tried it again and got 80 faults. I kept practicing, and after some time I got it down to 30 faults, 20 faults, 10 faults, and now I'm currently at 3 faults. Practice makes (almost) perfect!

If you are having problems on a specific track, go to it's leaderboard under the Beginner, Easy, Medium, and Hard difficulty selections and you can you view replays of the top gold runs. This will show you techniques on how to get over obstacles, along with what buttons the rider was using at the time.

Take your time on tracks where you don't need to speed through them to clear obstacles. The Dreamscapes level is a great example of how going slow can almost guarantee a perfect run. If you go slow, you can ride the bottom of the track without any risk of faults. Go fast and you have a higher chance of crashing. There are a few tracks like this, and of course, this is all personal preference. If you are skilled at a track speeding through it, don't change your tactics.

Take notes! I had a notebook with notes on what obstacles were coming up on tracks, and how to navigate them successfully. Soon you'll have these tracks memorized, but your notes can help you to be successful early.

I've actually exchanged messages with a developer for this game, and they are currently in talks to add a limit of faults to this achievement, or to change the tournament structure. There could be an update to implement this, or it could stay the same, only time will tell. Consider this just a pleasant FYI.

Please feel free to leave your comments below. If there is anything I can add to this guide, I'd be more than willing to do so. It's really hard to give a track by track walk through as there are many different methods one can take on each obstacle. I wish you all luck, and we'll see you on the leaderboards!

The first gamer to get this achievement online is ObscenePenguin. He created a great video with his tips and tricks on some of the more difficult sections of the tournament. This video is posted with his permission. Watch his channel as he will be adding track specific videos in the future.
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