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The 2012 Furnace Creek 508 is two days away.
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.”
Good luck! We’ll all be rooting for you.
george “Red Eyed Vireo” vargas
Furnace Creek 508 Hall of Fame