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LAVS 2016 – WESTBROOK MADE IT!

YAY! Westbrook completed the grueling 314 miles, hobbling in on a painful, blistered foot around 1-2 am this morning. His time was 8 days 15 hours 20 minutes and 26 seconds finishing 35th out of 40 screwed runners. His quote after the race from the tracking website: “Boy…oh boy…. Somewhere along the way I opened Lazdora’s box, and out jumped blisters and muscle spasms.”

Out of 22 crewed runners, 6 remain on the road trying to make their way to the finish. Of 40 screwed runners, 3 are still running along somewhere.

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THE ENTRANCE TO CASTLE ROCK, A PRETTY TREE LINED STREET TO THE DIRT ROAD.

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WESTBROOK ENTERING CASTLE ROCK

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WESTBROOK COMING INTO CASTLE ROCK

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DIRECTIONAL SIGN FOR THE LEFT HAND TURN AT THE DIRT ROAD. EVERY SIGN THEREAFTER CONTINUED TO SAY 1 MILE TO GO, REGARDLESS OF HOW MUCH CLOSER YOU WERE. – EVEN JUST AROUND THE CORNER FROM THE FINISH.

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TERRIBLE PHOTO WITH ALL THE DUST AND DIRT BUT WESTBROOK MAKING HIS WAY UP THE HILL AND THROUGH THE SOYBEAN FIELDS TO THE FINISH

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WESTBROOK KISSING THE ROCK, CASTLE ROCK, AS HE COMPLETED THE RACE. LAVS 2016

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WESTBROOK AFTER THE RACE RELAXING WITH LAZ AND OTHER FINISHERS AND RACE STAFF.

 

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LAVS 2016 – DAY 5 AND 1/2 UPDATE

At some point in the race, a man was yelling for Vol Staters to come to his fruit stand by the side of the road. Westbrook walked over and said no to every drink the man offered until he mentioned a Yoo-Hoo. Now the man was speaking his language. He also got the best sleep he has had since before the race, last night. He happened into a  place with a couch and took that opportune moment to rest. For dinner this evening Westbrook had a yummy burger to fuel him forward. This all sounds great, right?

Well, now the bad news. Aside from the sweltering heat without reprieve, Westbrook has a badly blistered foot. His right foot has blisters on the ball of his foot and underneath his toes. Ouch! He has another blister on his heel but that one is not bothersome. He had to remove his sock and grease up his foot to continue running, or rather, hobbling along. He is running with a sock and shoe on his left foot and just a shoe on his right foot.

Out of the remaining 44 screwed runners, Westbrook is holding 29th place. He has 222 miles behind him and is approaching Shelbyville. Thus far 19 runners have quit the grueling race. In that 19, 13 were screwed and 9 crewed. May the remaining competitors drag themselves to the finish.