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Run across Katy Trail (and Missouri) completed!

My friend, Matt Rees, Bob(our jogging stroller) and I finished our run
across Missouri (including the whole Katy Trail, the longest of all
the rails to trails) at the St. Louis arch on Saturday, July 25 (2:30
pm). We started our journey on Sunday, July 19th at Klapmeyer Park
(State Line Rd)in Kansas City. The journey was hard with a few 50 mile
plus days. Due to the swelling of my feet and an allergic reaction
with the lime found on the trail (mixed with sweat) I had to take a
day off (thus only running 250 miles across Missouri and 155 miles of
the Katy Trail. Meanwhile, my friend, Matt, never quit and was able
to run the whole way. I joined Matt a day later, 70 miles down the
trail to run the last 60 to 70 miles in together. We finished the
Katy Trail in St. Charles Friday night at 9:43pm to the hoots and
hollers of Matt's family. His time for completing the whole 225 mile
long Katy Trail trail was 107 hrs, 13 minutes and 25 seconds. I
imagine that would be a record for crossing the whole Katy Trail on
foot. I am in the process of writing a report which I will post later.
Here are some pictures of the journey:
posted Jul 27 2009 9:06PM - David, Washington, MO

Wow, very impressive! Congrats on a BIG accomplishment!
posted Jul 28 2009 8:15AM - MAH, Blue Springs, MO

Congrats David! What an accomplishment! And you even got to see Eddie Murphy! ;)

Great pictures...
posted Jul 28 2009 5:04PM - Local from Columbia, Columbia

Almost unbelievable. Congratulations! That's faster than some of us can ride it. :) :) Looking forward to your report.
posted Jul 29 2009 9:21AM - jd, gkc

This article just came out of the Missourian about the run: http://www.emissourian.com/site/news.cfm?
posted Jul 29 2009 5:00PM - David, Washington, MO

holy smoke-a-roos david. i am impressed. i can't even imagine that, let alone do it. congrats on a great accomplishment.
posted Jul 29 2009 6:35PM - Anonymous

That is so incredible! I read the article and think your fund raising on the Katy Trail was a great idea. Congratulations, and I wish you, your family, your running partner and "Bob" all the best.
posted Jul 31 2009 9:27AM - Cathy, Jefferson City

Thats an awesome time I was thinking of doing a thru "run" next May 2014. That time will be a challenge. Was this a supported or unsupported effort? If you where pushing "Bob" then probably unsupported.
posted Sep 24 2013 7:08AM - Stephen Sherwood, Castle Rock, Co

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