Wow, amazing Bent! Can't wait to read the report.
Just checked all that - nicely done all!! How was the stomach? More importantly how were the views? Worth it? Way to go :)
just saw that Bash finished - woohoo!!
Ok, report's up.
It looks like the GoPro got smeared early on, so not much is useable. Oh well...
Congrats Bent. The good news - the hamstring seemed to give you no trouble at all, although it sounds like you kept things under control on the decents.
The bad news - the stomach issues were back with a vengeance! It seems crazy that no amount of preparation can fix this. Way to persevere!
Thanks Goose. May be altitude- related?
Leg injury was a non- factor
Too bad the gut just refuses to behave. Great to have someone help you through it tough.
So good of Storm to stay with you - what a friend indeed.
I have to say I really enjoyed the first 5 hours of this race. Sounds like it was a bit of a sufferfest for the longer distance racers.
Also looks like I cleaned off the GoPro part way through, as more of the footage and pics are ok than I thought.
Nice work Bent and to the rest of the crew!
Wow, you are such a trooper for pushing through despite stomach issues!
I think Tiny pushed through a lot longer than I did. His stomach was no picnic either.
You know, I would quit the sport except that the first 5 hours were so phenomenal. I just wish I could recover mid-race, but once the gut goes I'm running on 2 cylinders only until I can reset my stomach with a few hours rest.
I did run the more successful Eiger Ultra at still a couple BPM lower on some of the climbs, and maybe I was more fit then so it made a bigger difference? We definitely didn't hammer this time.
Good on you to keep pushing, that must be so tough and take so much determination. Yuck :(
Glad to hear that the race and the course were so phenomenal that you felt you had to continue. I look forward to your footage, thanks for grabbing that.
Congrats Bent. Too bad about the stomach. What do you think your calorie intake (liquid only) was for the first 5 hours?
Sounds like a spectacular area for a race and glad to hear that most of the race (except those last two hours?!) went well. Sorry to hear about the stomach issues..geez! Enjoy the rest of your week there!
Jay, I got down about 700-800 calories between the Infinit and some Tailwind before I shut down. I also had a couple of little cups of coke and one of cold Ribena at a rifugio. For me that's actually more than usual. Zero calories in the last 3 hours though.