Posts Tagged ‘The Rock’

'His 5 hour energy drink timed out. If only he had taken it 3 seconds later.'

THE RACE IS OVER for Richard Westbrook. Finishing 38th of 59 in his division and 44th overall of 88 initial, total runners. 15 quit the race all at different times and locations. At this point, well after Westbrook’s finish, there are 15 runners remaining on the road (10 of them in his screwed division).

Westbrook completed the deathly hot, very hilly, 314 miles in 8d 00:44:24 – 8 days 44 minutes and 24 seconds. He started the race with hamstring pain and hoping it would at least diminish if not disappear all together, he struggled with it the whole way through to the finish. In compensating for that pain, he planted differently than normal and now has some foot pain on the opposite side. We have also discovered a rash here and there, which is to be expected, and many bites (chiggers?) all over, eww!

All in all he finished and with everything going on, that is saying A LOT! The old man rarely ever gives up, just when his body absolutely makes him. Now it is time to deal with the post race issues…fun stuff!

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Map of the course, all 314 miles of it. The tombstones are all locations where people have dropped out of the race. Then there is Oprah (not exactly sure what that is all about), a turtle, and all the runners.

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NUMBER 67 – After 180 hours on the steaming hot road, Westbrook is at Steve’s house and conquered 295 miles.

********* ONLY 19 MILES TO GO *********

He is 37th place in a division of 60 insane people running without any support the entire race. Now he just has to drag himself to the finish line at The Rock. Having accomplished such an amazing feat most people kiss the rock at the end. He may do so, but then I am not so sure he will be able to get up afterward.