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Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory

Last year’s overall winner Brian Passenti shares the pain and glory of persistence in his race report from the 2017 Desert Rats Kokopelli 150 stage race.

My feet are raw, really raw. Specifically my heals. I have hardened callus skin on most of my toes. Basically dried out blisters. I am sure I will lose two of the toe nails. My calf is tight, the right one. My left is much worse. My quads are literally peeling, sunburnt. My shoulders too. I’m driving eastbound. I was in this same spot a week ago, but westbound. I can see sections of the course. I have a much greater respect for the trail seven days later.” Read More…

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