MSU Women's Cross Country Team Running 100 Mile Relay

Hotter 'N Hell riders from around the world have rolled into Wichita Falls for the big event.
But right now, Mechell Dixon explains how some local athletes are are pounding the pavement on a big feat.

The MSU Women's Cross Country team is into the fourth hour of its 100 mile relay on the Hotter 'N Hell 100 mile ride route.
And the ladies are making strides in an attempt to set a Guinness world record.

First came two weeks of training.
Then came the loading of supplies for ten members of the MSU Women's Cross Country Team, who will run the 100 mile route of the Hotter 'N hell Hundred.

"We've got two vans.  One van is gonna be constantly shuttling athletes back and forth and the second van is gonna be following the runner at all times," says coach Koby Styles 

These woman are accustomed to running but they know this relay will be a totally different experience.

"Snakes.  Dogs chasing you is always a big struggle for distance runners.  Wild animals, like where I'm from there's wild hogs and what not," says MSU freshman, Angela Dees.

"For me, running the first leg at six it's gonna be the heat," adds MSU senior Cara Mack.

After taping warning signs on the vans and some double high fives, all nerves were quickly put aside and they relay kicked off.
MSU senior Cara Mack started the first 10 mile stretch.
She says running 10 miles in less than an hour and a half would be challenging but she's he's excited to take steps in this first time feat.

"This is what I love.  This is what I enjoy.  I have a passion for this and this is who I am," Mack says.

Ten cross country team members are each running a ten mile leg of the 100 mile relay.
Runners expect to finish tomorrow around 6 a.m. in time to watch the start of the Hotter 'N Hell Hundred big ride around 7 a.m.

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