Self-Transcendence 6-Day Race, New York, 2012 – Brief Interview with Alan (William’s crewman)

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“On Monday afternoon I come back to the race and find William Sichel’s helper, Alan Young busy writing down information.  He says, “this is a record of everything he has eaten and drank.  It has his mileage splits and all the rest of it.  What we discovered 4 or 5 years back was a lot we learned.  The joke is we went from mouthfuls to milliliters.

Well I have been doing this since 2004, my worst was probably a 6 day in Monaco, where for 3 days it rained.  But it wasn’t as cold and as windy as it was here.  It was a very very tough night to stay out.  There is no bad weather there is only poor clothing.”

He says William was not set back by the conditions last night.  “It would have been worse if it had been day 4 or 5.”

“It has been a very hard start but we just grind away.  Take every day every lap as it comes.  We are here to enjoy ourselves, and watch, and look, and perhaps learn as well.”