Final Week– Countdown 2012 Furnace Creek 508 T- Minus 55 hours


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The 2012 Furnace Creek 508 is two days away.

Click Race Date Total Entrants Solo Finishing Rate Team Finishing Rate
October 6-8, 2012 241 TBA TBA
October 8-10, 2011 217 49 of 67 = 73.1% 146 of 150 = 93.33%
October 2-4, 2010 202 57 of 82 = 69.5% 110 of 120 = 91.67%
October 3-5, 2009 179 29 of 59 = 49.1% 98 of 120 = 81.67%
October 4-6, 2008 211 67 of 81 = 82.7% 128 of 130 = 98.5%
October 6-8, 2007 192 44 of 78 = 56.4% 114 of 114 = 100%
October 7-9, 2006 179 50 of 75 = 66.67% 100 of 104 = 96.15%

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I have been participating in the Furnace Creek 508 since 2006.  It’s very interesting to look back at the finishing rate over the years.  In the six previous years only 296 out of 442 (66.25%) Solo riders have successfully finished the race.    I guess that’s why it’s called “the toughest 48 hours in sport”.

Why am I looking at these stats?  Well because my training this year has been interrupted and preempted by so many life issues.  But ‘m not worried that I will DNF.  On the contrary, I’m looking at these numbers and saying to myself “I have finished this event six consecutive times. I have finished in spite of my nutrition, pacing and sleep deprivation issues.  I have finished against the heat, the winds, and the chill of night …I will finish again.”

Go Vireo!

 

 

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