Our previous post explains the situation we find ourselves in and even though Arvid is making strides towards mineral balance, hydration and has recovered from heat exhaustion, the reality of RAAM being a timed race simply makes it impossible for him to catch up.
We used our 2008 and 2013 successful RAAM times as indicators in reaching this decision. While it is not easy to make this decision, we have total peace about it. In our pre-race prayer time, Arvid specifically handed the outcome of this ride over to God. We continue to trust Him even when things do not go as planned.
Juergen (crew chief) called RAAM headquarters just a short time ago to submit our DNF (did not finish) status.