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100 Miles: The Science

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100 Miles:  The Science

Time: May 21, 2010 at 6pm to May 23, 2010 at 9am
Location: Wayne County Fairgrounds
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Phone: 939.1013
Event Type: 100, miles
Organized By: G1013
Latest Activity: Jul 25, 2016

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Event Description

We are less than 24 hours away from the 2010 American Cancer Society Relay For Life. As most of you already know, Dave Snow is going to attempt to break 100 miles in the 24 hours of the relay. This is an unprecedented attempt, and require an unbelievable amount physical and mental endurance. To put this all in perspective, we broke down the number just for you.

We have the math, and it's time to break it down. Let's look at the science behind breaking 100 miles.


Dave took an official measurement of the track on Thursday. (you can view the measurement at this link) The official measurement of 1 lap around the track is 1,478' 3". What does this mean? It means that if Dave can circle that track 361 times in 24 hours he will achieve 101 miles. Officially breaking the 100 mile mark. In order for Dave to make 361 laps he will have to maintain 15 laps per hour. This breaks down to a 4.2 mph pace. In order for Dave to hold on to that pace, he will have to begin every hour with at least a 2 mile run. Every stop Dave makes will be limited to only 3 minutes, and there is only time for a 3 minute stop every 2-3 hours.


Dave will burn over 10,000 calories in breaking 100 miles at the relay. The average Thanksgiving Day dinner clocks in at about 2,000 calories. Dave will be consuming 1700 calories every 4 hours to maintain the necessary fuel. This means Dave will take in the equivalent of over 5 Thanksgiving Dinners during his attempt to break 100 miles. He will also drink nearly 50 bottles of water. That's nearly 7 gallons!


Dave has put two major things on the line for his huge attempt. Dave said if he does not break the 100 miles, he will match every dollar donated to
"The Survivors", he will also walk the final lap in his underwear.

Remember, every dollar you donate puts more pressure on Dave. To join Dave's team or donate, follow this link

You can also catch video updates from the relay by checking out Dave's Qik page at this link.

You can follow Dave's attempt on
Just follow djdavesnow.

Or, check for updates on Dave's Facebook page.

Come to the relay, support all the great people, and enjoy a wonderful weekend. Once you are a part of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life you will make it an annual event.

You can also come out and see Rick Duncan as he walks all 24 hours, and Jessica Leigh.

See you at the relay this weekend!

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