Talk About Unfair Odds!
In the land of unfair odds, Eric Herdman (Las Vegas, NV) looked forward to his challenge. He was faced with a 24 hour race on a treadmill. Eric wouldn’t be in a fair fight, though. He would be ganged-up on by a relay team called “Team Many” where 24 athletes from the Snap Fitness Club of Las Vegas, Nevada would give Eric their best shot for one hour each while Eric ran continuously. The event was to raise money for charity benefiting a friend. At 12PM PST on Friday, Eric and the first leg of “Team Many” started running. Eric looked smooth and aggressive and seemed to enjoy the experience. The event was broadcast on the internet with video and pictures being updated along with race distance of Eric by hour and cumulatively. While the remainder of us went home on Friday and started the weekend, Eric stayed focused through the night and long into the next day against the host of 24 athletes. Toward the end, Eric was extremely consistent through the last 10 or so hours even though the fatigue and pain set in and skin on his feet which was reduced to ribbons with blisters. At the end of the 24 hour period, Eric had come up 27 miles behind—which is just over 1 mile behind each of 24 competitors on average! Eric’s distance of 123.84 miles was a new PR by just under 7 miles, while it raised $1065.00 for friend Dan Campbell.