Saturday, August 27, 2016

Home stretch

Van 1 is parked at the beach, getting some well deserved rest as van 2 crushes their final legs. We've held only 20 minutes behind projection throughout the night despite being down one runner.

Jeff and Ben fearlessly stepped up to run 4 grueling legs after Matt was rushed to the emergency room with heat exhaustion after finishing his first leg. )Temps have been in the high nineties.) For you Strava aficionados, Ben still managed to snag a King of the Mountain for one of his two back-to-back legs.

Craig selflessly accompanied Matt to the hospital, then brought him to a hotel in Portland, making sure he was okay and well fed with warm, complementary cookies at the hotel. Matt is feeling much better and says he's "so so incredibly grateful for such a caring, Googley, fearless crew. Go get'm Google1!"
Vitor crushing his first leg in the merciless heat
Jeff about to start his first leg

Van 1 resting

Matt suffering from heat exhaustion.
At the hospital - Matt in a much better place.

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