156 HOUR UPDATE

Posted: July 15, 2020 by smrtnsasy in Race Reports
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At 3pm it was 95 degrees and a little later at 5:30pm, 97 degrees. Westbrook called his wife again and (of course after I mentioned delirium) he was all out of sorts and off course. He butt dialed her, apparently, and was speaking with a man who told him he was no longer on course and had to back track about 5 miles to Wartrace. I guess he will be finishing a 324 mile race rather than the usual 314 this year. He thought he was somewhere in my town, over an hour away and could not remember when he ate last. Between hunger, the hellish heat, and lack of sleep there is good reason for him not to think straight.

He called again a while later and said he made it to Wartrace and is back on course, found some food, and is going to find somewhere to sleep for a a while. Maybe after that he will be less delirious and know where he is going. Goodness!

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RICHARD WESTBROOK AT MARATHON GAS STATION IN WARTRACE, TN DURING LAVS 2020, (PHOTO CREDIT TO JAN WALKER)

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RICHARD WESTBROOK IN WARTRACE, TN DURING LAVS 2020. (PHOTO CREDIT TO JAN WALKER)

He was late on his evening check-in, might have been asleep. They are tracking him at mile 240, past Wartrace. This will put him in 33rd place in his division (remember though, with additional mileage after going off course). Let’s hope he stays on track from here on out.

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