Wesley Hunt

Western States Endurance Run

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Member Since:

Oct 19, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Arkansas Traveller 100: 1st Place; October 7, 2017

Arkansas Traveller 100: 1st Place; October 1, 2016

Arkansas Traveller 100: 15:36:33, 1st Place (Course Record);  October 3, 2015

Arkansas Traveller 100: 15:59:12, 1st Place; October 4, 2014 

War Eagle Tail Twister 50K: 4:07:12, 2nd Place; June 3, 2017

2017 New York City Marathon: 2:53:59; November 5, 2017

2013 Boston Marathon: 2:59:11; April 1, 2013

PR, Sleeping Bear Marathon: 2:45:41, 1st Place; October 7, 2012

PR, Soaring Wings Half Marathon: 1:20:33, 8th Place; October 29, 2011

Personal:

Pride necessarily sprouts and grows; a pride that can only come from relentless kneading of unwilling flesh, painful months of grinding and burning away all that is heavy, all that is strength-sapping and useless to the body as a projectile. --John L. Parker, Jr., runner/author

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. --Theodore Roosevelt

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Miles:This week: 30.00 Month: 152.50 Year: 2403.00
Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 Lifetime Miles: 239.00
HOKA Clifton 8 (Orange) Lifetime Miles: 300.00
HOKA Speedgoat 5 Lifetime Miles: 56.00
HOKA Speedgoat 5 (Orange) Lifetime Miles: 146.50
Race: Western States Endurance Run (100.3 Miles) 23:38:32, Place overall: 88, Place in age division: 68
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
101.000.000.000.00101.00

Not satisfied, but grateful for the experience. I'm particularly thankful for the support of my family, including my crew, Luke and Henry. Along with my pacer, Stan, they brought me back to life at Mile 80 and helped me believe that sub-24 hours - and the sterling silver buckle - were still within reach.

Lots of mixed emotions, here, with a heavy dose of perspective and humility given the collective events and circumstances surrounding the race itself.

HOKA Speedgoat 5 (Orange) Miles: 20.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
Comments
From Bret on Mon, Jul 04, 2022 at 11:48:19 from 99.1.32.252

Outstanding Wesley - great to hear that you got to do WS and got a silver buckle!

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jul 04, 2022 at 18:37:32 from 63.144.248.206

You're an inspiration Mr. Hunt. Hope you're feeling ok.

From Mark on Tue, Jul 05, 2022 at 10:04:56 from 108.191.16.124

Can only imagine what you are feeling, but very envious of your chance to run this race and pull off sub-24 hours. The crew/friends can really save the day. Hope to get back here some day.

From jtshad on Tue, Jul 05, 2022 at 11:40:25 from 141.221.191.225

Congrats, well done

From Jon on Wed, Jul 06, 2022 at 10:25:56 from 165.225.10.151

Congrats on the silver buckle! Not an easy race to finish, but very memorable. No hands bridge, the escarpment, Cal street, etc.

From Jason D on Sun, Jul 31, 2022 at 20:46:35 from 73.161.42.48

Well done, Wesley. That quite an accolade.

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