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    Azt 750 wow!

    Anybody following the Arizona Trail MTB Race? - 750mi singletrack race from the Mexico border to the Utah border, including a rim-to-rim hike through the Grand Canyon, where your bike is not allowed to touch the ground! Unf_believable!

    Totally unsupported - no crews, no caches, no hitchhiking. If you want something for later on the course, you have to mail it to yourself and pick it up at the local P.O.

    Looks like 4 guys have finished after 9-10 days, and there are still 5 on course between Flag and the N. Rim, including mtb racer, and all-round epic addict, Jill Hueckman from Durango. As far as I know, she'd be the 1st woman to have finished the 750, and she's completed over 600mi and is approaching the S. Rim.

    If interested, you can follow their little colored baloons by satellite:
    Arizona Trail Race - AZT 300 2012 live tracker by trackleaders.com

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    After exactly 13 days of (oftentimes brutal) self-supported mountain biking, Jill Hueckman has finished the rim-to-rim hike through the Grand Canyon (bike on her back), and is now less than 80mi. away from being the 1st woman to complete the AZT 750. What a stupendous feat. Except for a heart of gold, that chick is pure stainless steel.

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    Finally ... some word on Jill, since her Spot tracker stopped working. She was last heard from yesterday after reaching the N. Rim, and was planning to avoid the wind and rain by overnighting in a yurt. (No small wonder after a hike that an earlier finisher described as "devastating") The latest word is that she's stopped for lunch in Jacob's Lake, which I believe is about 30mi. from the finish, and that she's planning to head for Utah this afternoon.

    She and Mark Caminiti, who's currently finishing the climb out of the G.C., are the only 2 riders left on course, which makes it all but certain that all 8 starters will finish the AZT 750 this year, including the 1st woman.

    Reading just brief descriptions of the hardships people participating in this event have had to overcome is far beyond amazing.

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    Women's record now stands at 14 days, 9 hours and 6 minutes. Man, that has got to be one happy girl, breathing the world's longest sigh of relief.

    I personally never doubted her for a second ... except for the last year, up until about yesterday.

    Congratulations, Jill!!!

    Now, if Caminiti can just haul himself up out of that big ditch, he'll be home free. He's been down this road before. He'll get it somewhere.

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