Posts Tagged ‘marathon’

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Westbrook has FINISHED! As he originally hoped for, but thought he would not make it, Richard beat his time from last year finishing a day earlier. Getting older and running faster. Last year his time was 6 days 4 hours 56 minutes 16 seconds and this year it was 5 days 23 hours 49 minutes 59 seconds. Way to go, Richard!

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Not only the faster time, Westbrook moved up in position and finished in a place of 8th in a division of 37 (one more dropped out at the end of day 6). Now he just has to get himself home where he will eat a whole bunch of eggs and rest. An article about the race from Richard coming soon.

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This is the final update before the finish for Westbrook. He has 279 miles behind him and was approaching Tracy City. Now only 35 miles remaining. He will not rest anymore until he is finished. As of now, Richard is maintaining 11th place in a division of 38 runners. The temperatures have cooled to around 57 degrees giving the runners a tremendous relief. Wish him luck to bring him home.

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PAST THE HALFWAY POINT, Richard has completed 175 miles and is approaching Columbia as of his day 4 nightly check-in. One more runner in Richard’s unsupported division dropped out today. He has moved up in his division to currently hold 10th place out of 43 runners.  Stay with us for more updates!

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Having run just past Hohenwald at 146 miles, Richard is almost halfway! At this point, the beginning of day 4, one more runner in the screwed division has dropped out. Now there are 44 runners still competing in Richard’s division. He is in 12th place along with 3 fellow runners. Go Team Westbrook!

 

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Richard is in Linden as of his end of the day check-in for day 3, having covered 125 miles. His position is 17th, along with 7 other runners, in the unsupported (screwed) division. There are a total of 45 runners still competing in the screwed division. Wish him luck to keep going and gaining on people!

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Between day 2 and the beginning of day 3 eight people have dropped out of the race. Six were in Richard’s screwed division and the other two had to quit due to injuries and were in the crewed division. I know it was 91 degrees here in north Georgia yesterday and today so not sure if the heat is getting to everyone or other issues are at hand.

According to his initial check-in for day 3, Richard has run 104 miles and is now past Darden. His current position is 24th of 49 division runners. Hopefully we will hear from him soon to know more personally how he is doing. Trucking along I guess…

Vol State 2013 Finish

Vol State 2013 FINISH

Well he’s done it again! Richard finished the Vol State Foot Race 314 miles in 6 days 4 hours 56 minutes 16 seconds!!!! 6th out of the unsupported 12th over all!!! We are so proud of him and very glad to have him home! First meal was Taco Bell, ha ha. Show him some loves people! Congratulations Richard! We love you so much and are so very proud of you.

More to come soon and im sure Richard will have a nice write up for you guys about his journey… too bad he left his camera battery at home…. 😦

~Nick