Sunday, June 30, 2013

Into the finish line... Just a tad late

Alex dug deep (and I mean deep) and had an amazing finish  into Auburn with a sprint in from Robie Point that didn't seem possible after 100 miles on his feet, but Cat, who never ceases to amaze me with her tenacity and endless dedication to bringing Alex home, along with a few amazing random volunteers, kept him focused. And we picked up Maddie along the way, so she got to run around the track like she's been wanting to do for the past 4 years when she watched Nick's finish with Alistair. Unfortunately, we were a bit late and even with the enthusiastic cheers of the stadium crowd and a group effort, he crossed the finish line in 30:01:31 (give or take a few seconds) and we couldn't be prouder.





6 comments:

  1. Incredible effort, Alex. Way to see it through.

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  2. Awesome! One trip around a track you will never forget.

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  3. Omigod, a nail biter of a finish! With bitten nails, I say CONGRATULATIONS on finishing this incredible race. I am in awe of your mental tenacity and physical strength. Way to go!!!

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  4. Congrats on finishing Western States, buckle or no buckle you did what you set out to do. Congrats for putting it all out there and never giving up.

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  5. We are all so proud of you Alex! CONGRATS!

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  6. We've never met, but that Sunday morning at 10:55 I was at my laptop rooting for you to get across that finish line. Congrats on doing just that!

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