LAVS 2017 – 72 HOUR UPDATE

Posted: July 16, 2017 by smrtnsasy in Race Reports
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NUMBER 67 – One more runner in the solo group dropped out, leaving Westbrook holding steady in 32nd place out of 67 total in the screwed division. He has 134 miles behind him and is past Linden, Tennessee.

Thus far 4 crewed/supported runners have quit the race. At this point more screwed runners have dropped out but usually it is the other way around. Here is an explanation from Lazarus Lake on the Last Annual Vol State Road Race facebook page:

“another example why crewed runners quit more often than screwed.
james allen called for a ride yesterday,
but there was none close,
and he had no choice but to move on while he waited….

he is still out there, and past 100 miles this morning.

ultrarunners everywhere could learn from this.
most of the time the only reason you *dont* finish
is because you *can* quit when you want.”

And also from the facebook page is another photo of people offering support to the members of the race. Wonderful to see how people come together and want to be a part of it all and help.

“We are anxiously waiting for runners at about mile 186 in Culleoka, a few miles past the bench of despair! We hope to meet you and encourage you as you pass thru if we are at home, but if not please help yourself to the goodies and take a rest! Best of luck to all and we are praying for your safety!”

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