Zimmerman NOT DQ’d – Retired Injured
Clarification and changes to earlier reports.
My latest phone call with Alan in Athens brings a bit of clarification to earlier trackside reports –
Walter Zimmerman is out of the 1000 mile race, and he did complete less than the required 50 miles, but he has retired with an injury (strained adductor I believe) and was NOT disqualified.
Apologies for the confusion – the situation was misunderstood even at the event itself.
I have more from Alan on the subject of the 50-mile-a-day rule coming shortly but in a nutshell, the rule stands “as is” but any application of it may be a little “flexible”…
More on this coming up