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  1. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Bill View Post
    Simple math on it- about 20 days even to make up 120 miles- he's looking mid to upper 50's average to pull it out.
    http://www.animaps.com/pb/416150002/...ash_unofficial
    In another thread, I was joking about how the difference (in minutes) of Joe's posted finish time could affect the outcome (it's since changed to 45d12h15m on his Instagram). If Joey's health improves, if thousands of other factors play in his favor, could it be that close? Rough numbers show Joey about 3.5 days behind and under 1000 miles to go:
    ~milepost ~hour diff.
    272 +17
    353 +24.5
    446 +9.5
    609 +24.5
    826 +55
    1057 +84
    1211 +85
    Joe could very well be out of reach at this point, but the dramatic fluctuations in time (above) show that it may not be over just yet. Joey is about to enter the section of trail where Joe was hurt. As is the disadvantage of any predecessor: Joe's performance down south is locked in time, like a target in a firing range (albeit a fast moving one).
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    No Instagram or mapalist pin for a day or two now... Hope he's alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rmcpeak View Post
    No Instagram or mapalist pin for a day or two now... Hope he's alright.
    Talked to him yesterday afternoon. Not sure what's up with the spot I forgot to ask him. He does have that stupid trace thing.

    He's shooting to finish at the very least. FKT or not. He was feeling decent physically overall.
    This was always about his best time not the record. FKT is not off his radar but he doesn't want to push so hard he endangers a finish.

    That's about the most non-specific update I can give specifically.

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    Great fun for sure

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    https://mapalist.com/map/638124

    Joey is at ca Symms Gap 647 mile from springer at 35 d 10 hr 49 min. or an hour+ short of 10 days from Stringbean's record.
    Near the end, maybe the last two days, 65 mi/day should be possible. Joey has not shown any ability to do this for the next 8. Looks like 2 days +/- short of the new fkt.

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    Dudes still trucking.

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    Yar... doing really well.

    Catching Stringbean probably ain't happening- but he's looking very good for a sub 50, maybe even 48 depending on how it goes and how he feels.
    About a week to go.

    I've been laying low on it just letting him go and see what happens.. he had some very big days and closed the lead a bit... but coming back from the torn quad and pulling the overall was too much.
    It got to the point where he could risk it all and likely bust out or pace himself a bit to finish. And he really wanted to finish more than anything and do his best.

    Sub 50 is still pretty unreal in my book... and 48 self-supported after tearing a quad is just two days behind Jurek (licensed Physical therapist I believe with everything he needed to treat that injury).

    He tried compression sleeves and a few other things but ultimately ended up using duct tape to hold his quad together. That's pretty badass in my book doing MacGuyver PT work while putting down 40-50 MPD on top of it.

    He's got some trench foot going again now and is dealing with Erma and potentially Jose... so still nothing guaranteed but Joey is holding on for sure.
    He got a few good dry days, but not the nice autumn we've had in the midwest by any means.
    If he gets a whiff of the barn or feels good I wouldn't be surprised to see him rip off some more 60's.

    We'll see how it shakes out but he might post the fastest midpoint to springer time to date. (supported or unsupported).
    Joey is a beast for sure... and still happily rooting for him to keep kicking his own ass.

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    He is quite animated and self deprecating which automatically makes him awesome

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    Getting close! Should be done this week.

    Sub 50 looking very good... perhaps 48.5.

    Insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Bill View Post
    Getting close! Should be done this week.

    Sub 50 looking very good... perhaps 48.5.

    Insane.
    Insane indeed.

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    NEEL GAP... bout to head out.

    48.5 on the dot at Neel. 12 hours to do the last 30 and he will finish under 49 days!

    Blowdowns have got him a few times now so wishing him clean trails and sunrise on the rock!

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    If it weren't for Stringbean we'd all be going ape **** over this incredible hike. Bad timing for Camps! I hope he feels personally fulfilled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Bill View Post
    NEEL GAP... bout to head out.

    48.5 on the dot at Neel. 12 hours to do the last 30 and he will finish under 49 days!

    Blowdowns have got him a few times now so wishing him clean trails and sunrise on the rock!
    Is this the first live post?

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    Since we're on the home stretch and going live... Maps and track data are now live:
    http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...c1G5WDFm6TBW4d
    and
    http://trackleaders.com/general2i.php?name=Flash

    The entire archived mapalist map has also been updated:
    https://mapalist.com/map/638124

    The mapalist feeder sheet:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...yeE/edit#gid=0

    Populated by message bodies from noreply@findmespot.com email alerts via the following applet: https://ifttt.com/applets/58274208d

    Also, a fun animated map showing how Joey leaves previous SOBO self-supported FKT efforts in the dust:
    http://www.animaps.com/pb/420360001/...7_AT_Track_Map

    Kudos to Joey for not only overcoming endless obstacles and (soon) finishing with an AMAZING time... but also on his efforts at transparency.

    GO JOEY!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew.d.kirk View Post
    Since we're on the home stretch and going live... Maps and track data are now live:
    http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...c1G5WDFm6TBW4d
    and
    http://trackleaders.com/general2i.php?name=Flash

    The entire archived mapalist map has also been updated:
    https://mapalist.com/map/638124

    The mapalist feeder sheet:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...yeE/edit#gid=0

    Populated by message bodies from noreply@findmespot.com email alerts via the following applet: https://ifttt.com/applets/58274208d

    Also, a fun animated map showing how Joey leaves previous SOBO self-supported FKT efforts in the dust:
    http://www.animaps.com/pb/420360001/...7_AT_Track_Map

    Kudos to Joey for not only overcoming endless obstacles and (soon) finishing with an AMAZING time... but also on his efforts at transparency.

    GO JOEY!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rmcpeak View Post
    If it weren't for Stringbean we'd all be going ape **** over this incredible hike. Bad timing for Camps! I hope he feels personally fulfilled.
    I'm going ape ****, lol.

    The second you finish... odds are good someone will come along sooner or later and best your time.

    You'll hear from the man himself soon enough. But Fastest Known Joey was always the goal.

    He has had pretty horrible luck on these.
    Hurricane and trenchfoot and DQ on his first AT hike.
    Severe Drought on his PCT trip.

    This one was worse.
    He was literally crapping his pants before he started and wasn't sure he could go at all.

    After a masterful performance up North he got settled in and was ahead of schedule.
    Torn quad- which this bastard ended up duct taping to maintain compression while still pulling big miles.
    Just when he thought he was back... he reinjured it.
    Joe coming along and throwing down his time.
    Then trenchfoot, another hurricane but still several dry water sources.
    And blowdowns in his way since the smokies and some kinda sickness blown in with it.

    Assuming they don't roadblock him too much... he's still somehow going to pull off what he set out to do.
    Best Karl if all went well, go sub 50 if it didn't.

    He may have set a few state and/or midpoint records along the way... he holds those on the PCT for California and the south.

    But I'd expect Joey will hold his head high.
    Every hike is personal... when nearly every possible thing that could go wrong went wrong.

    Joey kept going.

    With full knowledge this amazing effort was perhaps not faster than another's... but thankfully that's not really the point.

    Life is tough... Having the courage to live it fully is tougher.
    If all goes well:
    Sometime in the wee hours of the morning Joey will sit on the rock. By himself but not alone.
    If all goes as planned he's going to sit there for a day and take it all in deep.
    With 2200 miles of hardship, memories, heartache, pride and joy behind him.
    Not much of a difficult prediction... he'll laugh, he'll cry.
    He'll flash a big smile at the sunrise and be at peace.

    Congrats on living brother!

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    Great hike!

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    48 days, 23 hours, 48 minutes. Not too shabby!

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    Total madness. What a beast! The nerves on that guy must be frayed to bits! Big ups Joey Camps. Major feat conquering such adversity overcoming mentally as well. Sheet. I'd have given up after having to duct tape an appendage.

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