Of our five Regiment Elites taking on the VT Ultra Beast, none made it to the end. This is a gut-check that we're all too familiar with, and one that will embolden our elites to strive for redemption and then some. Expect to see these elites accomplishing great things in the near future at events like Fuego y Agua, Tahoe and the Georgia Death Race! However, our VT Regiment Elite story doesn't end there.
The beast was a course that brought the same soul-wrenching, emotionalDNF to Elite Rachel in 2015 and proved to be an immense struggle for Heidi as well. Our elites being who they are learned from this and trained even harder, backed by a new found hunger that could only be discovered by leaving behind an old visage of themselves on the mountains to make way for a new and motivated version of themselves. Despite their injuries and despite knowing full well how awful a DNF feels, they came back and took on the Killington Beast. They stuck together, motivating each other to continue towards their redemption and through grit, will and hunger they both earned their medals! Not only that, but Travis (another Elite) waited at the finish line to personally hand Rachel that medal!
Congratulations to ALL of our Killington Elites! We will see you out there once again in 2017!