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As day 5 arrived, more runners have dropped out of the race leaving the unsupported “screwed” division at a total of 38 runners. At his initial check-in for the day, Richard is 13th place and somewhere past Culleoka having finished 193 miles.

Richard reported that he has been trying to run through the night since it is much cooler. Yesterday the temp reached a miserable 98 degrees. Searching for some much needed fuel to continue, he waited outside a local diner for them to open in the early morning. Luckily, the woman arrived an hour before opening explaining how she woke and could not return back to sleep so she just came on to open up. She began cooking early and fed Richard until he began his journey again.

Brooks Pure Flow 2 Running Shoe

Brooks Pure Flow 2 Running Shoe in Westbrook’s Color

Westbrook is running this 314 miles (500k) in his trusty old Brooks Flow II. He says he cannot say enough about those shoes. Most of the runners he has come into contact with have complained about their shoes and needed to tape up their feet in order to get by. They asked and could not believe that Westbrook has not had any foot problems what so ever. Great shoes lead to a better run.

Around 9:30-9:45 this morning Richard was taking a break and having some vanilla ice cream that he claimed to be very delicious and wants homemade vanilla ice cream when he returns home after this race. To cool off again, around 2pm today he was in Lewisburg enjoying a cherry slush. I hope it helped!

Wish him luck to get through this heat and finish the race. We will update again soon.

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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…

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At the end of Day 2, upon his check-in, Richard has moved into 19th place (out of 50) in the unsupported division. There were 51 in the division but one runner quit sometime during day 2. Richard has covered 83 miles and is somewhere past Parker’s Crossroads. Wish him luck. It is HOT out there!