Mary Metcalf-Collier Finishes under 30 Days

Racer update about:

Hey its Mary. Its Sunday, July 13th and I’m calling in from Silver City. WHAT? Silver City, this is pretty familiar. Actually I came through here like a day ago. Steve Gleasner and I pulled through the border at about 3:37 this morning, just a few hours under 30 days. WOW, WOO HOO. Friggin’ awesome. This is just big. This is one of the biggest days of my life. This is so huge. I don’t know where to start. Its still sinking in. It is big to be done. Its crazy to be riding in a car and heading back to civilization. Stopped over in Silver City just to relax a little bit and now its time for getting some food. I’ve got some eating to do. I’ve got some coffee drinking to do. I got a million things to do. I have about 800 photos to post and 800 stories to tell. I just want to say thank you to everyone out there on the course, everyone I met along the way, all the racers. This is huge. Its pretty big. I don’t yet have other words to describe it. Thank you everyone. Couple of people I wanted to get shout outs to that I didn’t along the way. Brian at the Path Bike Shop in Tuscan, CA overnighted me some stuff out on the course and saved my butt. That was pretty awesome. Linda (couldn’t make out last name), my coach, helped me through this a lot, helped me get ready for it and helped me through it. I never really had the opportunity to thank them so I wanted to thank them in tying this up. I’ll have plenty more to come. I’ll have plenty more stories to share and lots more to talk about. Right now I need to get some coffee and food on. Thank you everyone. Its been the time of my life. I can’t believe I did it. I still can’t believe that I did it. It awesome. I can’t believe that we did it. It definitely felt like a group effort. Thank you all. I love you and you’ll hear from me soon.

(recorder time: 2008-07-13 14:09:06 EST)



Mary - You rocked it! Right on. Josh and I are in Ireland and will drink a Guinness for you. Great job!

Congratulations Mary, You

Congratulations Mary, You deserve all the wonderful feelings you are having. You showed what determinations is. You provided me with 29 days of enjoyment following the blue dot. I will miss it. See you on the trails. Wendy

Mary, you're awsome!!

This is great. You did it. What a monumental ride. And the all-nighter was icing on the cake!
Yes, you DO rock!!

Ata boy, Girl!

Hey Mary,
Congratulations on the completion of an unbeleavable accomplishment! You are truly an amazing athlete. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give this a "big" 10!

Way to go,
Steve in Phoenix

Congrats Mary, Your are

Congrats Mary,
Your are awesome. Were so proud of you. Love ya Edna

Hey Mary Happy for ya. That

Hey Mary
Happy for ya. That was a gutsy ride and mentally im sure you agree thats one hell of a trail to keep focused on.


Great job Mary ! Awesome

Great job Mary ! Awesome perseverance you have. Really happy to hear you and Steven finished this thing.


What more can one say to a woman as strong as you. Physically, mentally and emotionally! You are amazing!
Great job!

ohhhh yeaaaaaah!

Nice work Mary...way ta be! Can't wait to see some pics and hear the stories...

A Fine Way to Finish

Mary willpower and strength of character are attributes you seem to have in abundance and they seem to have carried you all the way to A.W. great ride ! It was a pleasure to meet both you and brendan in Banff . Hope to see you both on the trail some day in the future .


Queen of the Divide

big? this is really BIG (26 font)! Congrads on you accomplishment. Your toughness really showed throughout the race! you'll have to give me some tips on how you pulled through that leg swelling back in Montana, Take care God Bless this freakin BIG event!

Mary, thanks for your

Mary, thanks for your incredible perserverance, proving that the "weaker sex" isn't weak at all. I have enjoyed following the progress of all the riders and am so impressed with the stamina and endurance you all showed. I wish you the best of luck in your future adventures (which may seem quite tame after this). Thanks again for riding for all of us.

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