Results are still coming in but we know how it ended thanks to Jack Smith of The Skateboarders Journal.
Today I witnessed the most remarkable athletic event I have seen in my 35+ years of skateboarding. Paul Kent pushed his skateboard 94 miles in 6 hours and 45 minutes…yes you read that correctly. Hr did this in 90 degree heat and off the chart humidity.
Right behind Paul was Jeffurry Vyain who skated with serious abrasions and a cut on his hip that was stitched up the night before. He was followed by a group of young athletes, and 50 year old Rick Fitzpatrick. An absolutely amazing collection of athletes.
And then there was Mary Beth McHugh and Cami Best. Mary Beth was suffering from blisters and other injuries. Cami not only pushed her board, but also Mary Beth a great deal of the way. They completed the ride in 12 hours and change. They were accompanied and supported by their friend, whose name escapes me as I write this. She filmed them from her bicycle the whole way.
So there you go. Paul Kent takes The Chief Ladiga Silver Comet Sk8 Challenge 2011. Insane.
Pictures, reviews Marion’s views on the whole event coming soon!