While his general fluid volume was maintained, he was depleted in so many other areas it was a real learning experience to see the onset of the effects of the run. Only one of us knew the final full brunt of those symptoms.
Result: 80 miles in 24 hours.
The thing that stood out the most over the two days was his tenacity and positive outlook. Greg tried repeatedly to push himself beyond the limits his body was hitting, and he ultimately became incapable of moving on his own after 80.3 miles.
There is so much potential in the efforts not just of an individual athlete but the preparation and support systems behind his or her efforts. It was a great two days of learning for us. We were honored to work with all those involved and we hope that Operation Phoenix receives more attention and contributions as a result of Greg and Mallee's committment.