Back in the day, to be an official finisher of RAAM, a racer had to finish with in 48 hours of the winner.
That has changed over the years and now there is a cutoff time for the finish, but also two intermediate cut-offs. If a racer does not get to each of these checkpoints by the deadline, they are not considered an official RAAM finisher:
Checkpoint Times for Solo Men Racers
TS 18, Taos, NM - 1,000 miles
Start + 96 hours =
Thursday, June 12, 3:00 PM EDT
TS 34, Mississippi River - 2,000 miles
Start + 192 Hours =
Monday June 16, 2008, 3pm EDT
Finish line - 3,000 miles
Start + 288 Hours =
Friday June 20, 2008, 3pm EDT
For the record, Rob will be in Taos about 1/2 day ahead of the cutoff, some time overnight tonight.