Monday, November 03, 2008

Marshall Ulrich...NYC Tues. Nov. 4th...MUST READ!!!!

Hello to all of you! Sorry about the 2nd post, I am not able to get into my server to change the first post!
I have begged some perfect stranger to let me use there computer so I could send you this blog post. I am not able to get on any web sites from my computer..crazy!!!

ULTRA RUNNING LEGEND MARSHALL ULRICH WILL COMPLETE HIS TRANSCON
Run Across the United States tomorrow Tues. Nov. 4th, 2008!!!!

Marshall will run the final miles of his amazing journey and finish in NYC at the City Hall in Manhattan.

THIS EMAIL JUST CAME IN FROM OUR FRIEND CHRIS FROST: 4 pm Central Time
Lisa,
I monitor the website 24/7 and also get periodic updates by text from
Heather. Marsh passed into New Jersey about 2 hours ago. I will know tonight
when I see his mileage total for today. You never know with Marsh, he may
just keep on running tonight. My best guess right now would be ....about
40-45 miles to go when he starts tomorrow morning. So maybe somewhere
between 3 and 5pm. But if he runs through the night and eats up a good
amount of that 40-45 remaining total...he will be in closer to noon.
In any event, baring a disaster, it will be Tuesday at City Hall.
YOU CAN ALL CHECK THIS WEB SITE TO GET ALL THE INFORMATION ON HIS FINISH AND GET THERE TO SEE MARSH!!! http://www.runningamerica08.com/

Chris..

A POST TODAY ON MARSHALLS BLOG:

November 3, 2008 by Marshall Ulrich
“At 3:30pm today, November 3rd, Marshall departed from his 26 miles marathon marker. After completing his first marathon of today he has completed 2956 miles.
As I was saying Marshall’s youngest daughter is Allie is in New York City. She’s there with Marshall’s sister Lana and Lana’s daughter Chris. We’re very happy to have all of the Ulrichs out here with us. To help Marshall celebrate the finish of his run. Especially having his kids out here to crew and also Mark Macy out here to run with him.
Thanks to Elaine and Taylor, Marshall’s two older children for crewing this morning. Taylor continues to crew tonight. Thanks to Mark Macy for running with him this morning and to Tom Triumph who is running with him now. Tom, Mark and Taylor remain on the course helping Marshall. Thanks again for checking in.”


You see: Marshall had a dream, a very big one and in less than 24 hours he is going to realize this dream!!!
Marshall had covered close to 60 miles a day and as I have been told will have the 3rd fastest crossing in the history!!!!

I have tears as I write this email..thinking of Marshall. The friend he is to all of us, the amazing man he is and the amazing athlete he is.
When Marshall set out to do this run I told him that I really felt in my heart that he was one of the only humans on this earth who could run as many miles a day as he was going to run.
Marshall has inner strength, courage of a lion and the eye of the tiger. He has suffered a great deal of pain along this journey with his foot yet he got up each day and continued.
Heather (Marshalls wife) has been with him all the way. I have spoken to her a few times along the way and even to Marshall on my way to the airport coming to Ecuador. I cried then as I do now knowing all they went through to get to where they are today..Marshall and Heather what a team ....one amazing team!!! It has to have been very difficult for Heather to watch the pain Marshall has endured during this run but I can tell you this knowing them both: THE WORD THANKFUL AND GRATITUDE WILL STAND TALL FOR ALL THE YEARS TO COME.
THIS IS WHAT THEY ARE BOTH MADE OF!!! Faith, hope and love..all the way!!!

If you are anywhere near NYC on Tues. it would be such a joy to be there to bring Marshall to the finish, to share this amazing accomplishment with who we all to know as one of the greatest athletes of all times.

I ask you to please pass this blog to all your friends and family who may be able to join in.

Marshall..you did it...you sure did!

Love to you
The Batchens

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Only 60 miles per day, huh? Geez, why was he slacking so much?

That's riciculous: The man ran across the United States of America in ~50 days. I can't even imagine. I think that I once ran across a mid-sized American city . . .

Well done!

- Ted

M said...

I'm going to do my damnedest to be there when he crosses the line with a big sign saying LISA & JAY SAY CONGRATULATIONS. (I'll just write it on the back of my Obama '08 sign.)