We are including Jeff Garmire's daily totals for comparison. Jeff has the fastest NoBo time (though a day slower than the overall FKT). He started at 7:00am on Day 1, so 2h50m before Candice's Day 1 (3/15) start time of 9:50am. Note that Jeff hiked self-supported, while Candice is supported.
DAY 1 (3/15): 64 miles total 💪 🏃♀️ Having fun, feeling good! 😃 Thank you to my sponsors: @kogalla for lighting up the night, @altrarunning enjoying the super max padded Olympus, [Candice took a break at FR58, around 46 miles in. 64 miles in 24 hours.] [Garmire, 47.6 miles]
Day 2 (3/16): 112.6 miles [Garmire, 100 miles]. Candice took a break at Marsh Station Rd (just north of I-10), the end of AZT Passage 7. Started again at 6:22am on 3/17.
Day 3 (3/17): Ended at about 164 miles [Garmire, 145.5 miles] (end of AZT Passage 10) for a ~ 3 hour break.
Day 4 (3/18): Ended at American Flag Ranch TH near Oracle, 198.3 miles [Garmire, 196.5 miles] (end AZT passage 12). "Last night was survival. Two videos here (sound on)
We made first tracks through the eye of a fierce and beautiful Arizona high altitude snow storm almost 200 miles into my 800 mile Arizona Trail FKT attempt"
Day 5 (3/19): Candice took ~2hr break at Freeman Rd, 234.7 miles [Garmire ended Day 5 at 249 miles] (end AZT Passage 14). Got going again about 10:30pm (3/19).
Day 6 (3/20): With only a short break last night, Candice had a longer (~6hr) rest around midday a couple miles before crossing the Gila River. She reached Kelvin (mile 262.8) around 1:40pm.
Day 7 (3/21): After a longer break yesterday afternoon, Candice ran thru the night, then stopped for a rest at Picketpost TH, just about 300 miles. She got going again just after noon. She's a few hours behind Garmire's pace at this point.
Update at 4PM on 3/21: Candice's tracker shows her getting a ride back to Superior. Hoping she's OK!
Day 8 (3/22): After ~16hr off trail Candice is moving again this morning. Crew update: "She was just exhausted. She was really tired from the long two nights before. She needed to recover . A lot is going on in the world right now and I think she’s having a hard time being motivated. We are just going day by day ."
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Took a break at Roosevelt Lake, 348 miles [Garmire ended Day 8 at 398].
Day 9 (3/23) Stopped at Mills Ridge TH, maybe 9 miles into the day. We confirmed with her crew that she's decided to end her FKT bid:
I made the very difficult decision to leave the Arizona trail yesterday after 9 incredible days running, crawling, sleep walking, stumbling, eating, bivying in awkward places, laughing and crying. It was an indescribably special and challenging experience but I couldn’t in good conscious continue on with the way the Covid 19 pandemic is progressing and my children at home. It was incredibly difficult to be out on the trail when I wanted to be home supporting my children during this scary time. When we left civilization on Sunday, March 15 shit was just starting to really go down and the following rapid progression of lockdowns, trail and store/city closures added to my realization that I needed to be home with my family. Perhaps most looming of all for my team and I was the impending (?) and likely closure of the Grand Canyon, which would stop us in our tracks just 100 miles from completion of the entire trail. Ultimately, I made my decision as a mother first and it only felt right to get home and be with my children. I am so lucky to have this amazing team that cared for me the entire way: @dirtdiva333 @dave_wiskowski @adamkurt13 @_zgerman I learned so much out there - more than I could’ve ever imagined! I hope to come back with my knowledge during a time when I can focus and safely leave my family. I’m grateful for the experience, thank you everyone for your love and well wishes. I could feel the support every step of the way 🤎🤎🤎This photo represents our Experience and is our official DNF photo (by Dave Wiskowski). I’m the blob in the orange emergency bivy gripping a San Pelligrino water. I’ll continue to report on the experience in the coming days including my scary over dose on nsaids and some other lessons learned! Love to you all and stay safe xxoo