The ASSOCIATED PRESS has the chilling news that 27-year-old Andrew Wells fell victim to frostbite during a day-long run in the Frozen Otter Ultra Trek. As a result, he’ll have to have some appendages amputated.
Despite temperatures dipping to 15 below zero, Andrew was the only runner to reach the 40-mile checkpoint. In fact, he got turned around and ended up back at the starting line - spending almost 17 hours outside in freezing conditions. Sadly, his icy victory came at a price.
The prolonged exposure caused frostbite in parts of his feet, so Wells will have to have some lower extremities lopped off. But Andrews remains optimistic about his future, saying,“There’s nothing I can do about it now. I can live a good life without toes.”
He’s probably just happy other extremities didn’t freeze off.
It would be a shame to disappoint the babes of the Badger State.