Sunday, April 6, 2008

What a finish!

Jeff has completed the Marathon des Sables, placing in the Top 50 at #48!!! And second American!!!! Yahooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!We are so excited. Still celebrating here, more details to come...


Janet Yanosko Elkins said...

Congratulations! What an incredible accomplishment.

Rick said...

Way to go Jeff!!!

Colin said...

That is awesome! Congratulations!

Lisa Smith-Batchen said...

What can I say besides..beautiful journey just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I am so proud of you Bro!!! I can only imagine the feeling going thru your body right now. You are amazing.

peter/rene said...

Jeff, this must be the biggest and unbeatable victory in your life.
You did it !!

We're proud knowing you.

David said...

Hi Jeff,

I used to think that the age of adventurers and pioneers is over, though you just proved that that spirit is still alive and strong. I witnessed you training hard for the race and at the same time working hard and maintaining the punishing demands of your day job. I am in awe

Anonymous said...

Yeah, big deal. So what?; my grandmother could have done that. Oooooo, look at me; I ran 152.4 miles through the desert with full gear in 110 degree heat. Let's see you run a full 153 miles, Mister Big Man.

Seriously in awe. Knew you could do it. Congratulations. I'm not worthy.
Tommy Kaye

J-P & Britt said...

Absolutely awesome!
All that hard work definitely paid off.
J-P & Britt

Brian said...

Spectacular, you're a stud!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jeff, way to go! You are the greatest! Greetings from the Snowy Swiss Mountains!

chocolate girl said...

Whoohoooooooo! We're so happy for you, Jeff! Mission Possible Accomplished:) We enjoyed watching from the sidelines. Thanks for letting us be a part.

Anonymous said...

54 others found it too tough to continue what was the longest MdS on record! Simply amazing first outing Jeff! Your discipline and courage are an inspiration.

John Manser

Ward said...

Superb Jeff, My congrats!


lucky said...

Awesome accomplishment and even more impressive in the top 50. Well done!!!!


Anonymous said...

Excellent finish, Jeff! All your preparation, focus, dedication and perseverance paid off. And, children around the world benefit too. Congratulations!!

Mary Broesch

Anonymous said...

What an AMAZING feat/accomplishment!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It would have been totally amazing just to finish - but to be in the top 50 - WOW! I can't even begin to imagine how you must be feeling emotionally, not to mention physically.
And Becky, Shelia and Garry, I'm sure you also feel tremendous relief in addition to your joy and pride in him.
Thelma and Bob