Saturday, June 19, 2010

*REPORT FROM THE ROAD: 6-19-2010 4:20 PM EDT*

Rob reached TS 47, Keyser, WV at 4:10 PM after some brutal climbing in pretty warm and humid conditions. Just spoke with Tom Wendel on the shuttle crew and he is going to take another break and then head toward Cumberland, MD, followed by what is widely regarded (by the race organizers) as the hardest section of the entire RAAM course: the section between Cumberland and Hancock.

According to Tom, Rob still has good snap in his legs (how is this even possible?) when he was going up the last few climbs.

At the last Time station, Szonyi had closed the gap on Rob to about an hour.

I just arrived in Annapolis and will soon be heading in Rob's general direction. If all goes according to plan, I hope to catch up with Rob and the guys on the road between Cumberland and Hancock, some time between now and 10:00 PM.

I think Rob's finish is more likely to be between 3-8 PM tomorrow.

Almost home, Robbie

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