Local DJ planning to run from CS to Las Vegas in 45 Days

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"A local DJ is running from College Station to Las Vegas to raise money and gather sponsorships for a new music festival he's hoping to bring to the Brazos Valley.

Robert Mwandia, also known as DJ Rob, will leave College Station on Saturday and will attempt to run the distance of 45 marathons in 45 days."

Link to KBTX article.

I'm not a runner personally, but this seems like a crazy undertaking. It's cool to see someone using their abilities to try to start something they believe in so passionately.
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As long as it doesnt turn into a Fyrefest situation, seems like it would be a good idea.

Also, more power to him. I will pretty much only run if someone is chasing me, and even then about 20 minutes in I'm probably just going to give up and accept death.
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I hope it does turn into a Fyrefest situation. I live here so it'd be fun to go out to like Lake Bryan and watch a bunch of people lose their minds if the infrastructure isn't in place and then just go home and laugh about it.

Although the last time I remember a big music festival in CS other than Chilifest was the 'Big State Festival' out at Texas World Speedway and it was pretty awesome. I don't think as many people attended as they were hoping, but it was great.
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June 1st? Not the best date to leave and head west.
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https://texags.com/forums/35/topics/2987763
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dallasiteinsa02 said:

June 1st? Not the best date to leave and head west.


Don't worry, he appears to be in peak physical condition for marathons
Oogway
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It takes around 20 hours by car, let's say he runs five hour marathons (slightly above average for males). If he gets up eats and gets going, he can be finished by noon and then rest and recover. That is if he runs the miles all at one time as opposed to several runs a day (I'd not want to do that, but would prefer to just do a long slow run every day). People not named Gump have certainly done runs like this before but it takes a toll. 1300+ miles is some wear and tear on the body. Good luck to him!

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Article says he is going to spread the miles out through the day which i think is the way to do it if you are not a world class ultra runner.

But thats going to require he have a good support person/team with him. There is not going to be a hotel every 26 miles when heading out west. Going to need an RV or sleep in a van for 45 days.

But you need at least two people (him and someone else) who have the luxury of noy needing a job for 45 days.

My prediction is that he will not complete this, or if he does it will not be documented enough to prove he ran the whole way, i.e. hes gonna cheat.
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histag10 said:

As long as it doesnt turn into a Fyrefest situation, seems like it would be a good idea.

Also, more power to him. I will pretty much only run if someone is chasing me, and even then about 20 minutes in I'm probably just going to give up and accept death.
Run until you pass someone slower than you.
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How is he doing?
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dallasiteinsa02
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91_Aggie said:

Article says he is going to spread the miles out through the day which i think is the way to do it if you are not a world class ultra runner.

But thats going to require he have a good support person/team with him. There is not going to be a hotel every 26 miles when heading out west. Going to need an RV or sleep in a van for 45 days.

But you need at least two people (him and someone else) who have the luxury of noy needing a job for 45 days.

My prediction is that he will not complete this, or if he does it will not be documented enough to prove he ran the whole way, i.e. hes gonna cheat.
Is there a website with gps tracking? That would be a normal thing for something like this stunt.
BlueMiles
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Thanks. I should have checked Twitter. I had checked Facebook and Instagram.
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dallasiteinsa02 said:

June 1st? Not the best date to leave and head west.
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91_Aggie
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I did find this city that he could say: I never said Las Vegas, NV

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Las+Vegas,+NM+87701/@35.5943988,-105.2550058,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m22!1m16!4m15!1m6!1m2!1s0x8646848619463ca3:0xc969c74db6bf6ac9!2sCollege+Station,+Texas!2m2!1d-96.3344068!2d30.627977!1m6!1m2!1s0x86568e392a066945:0x7d9e6bf2223a95f!2sAbilene,+TX!2m2!1d-99.7331439!2d32.4487364!3e0!3m4!1s0x871914cb92549207:0x88231b7ed064dccc!8m2!3d35.5942273!4d-105.2229309
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I've been following along on his facebook page. Looks like with his ankle injury he's been reduced to walking 10 hours days until he's able to run again.

It's gonna take an amazing amount of will power for him to finish this out.

I just hope he can sell the 1000 tickets he needs to make this thing happen. I'd hate to see someone go through all this effort and fall short.
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This is stupid. We have had a few bigger named "festivals" and all have gotten **** down because of NIMBYs. The last one at the old race track got shut down early. There were noise complaints, and a few of the DJs and Singers didnt even want to perform because of it. It's not that we dont have things, its that people dont want it here.
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