andres villagran of ecuador came in and rang the distance bell at the end yard 39.

with two previous 38 hour backyards to his credit

we figure he had been wanting to ring that bell for…


about 39 hours!

then he retired to his tent and crawled in his sleeping bag.

and just like that the field dropped to 51.


40 is an important milestone in the backyard.

it has not been so very long ago that 40 hours would clinch a spot at big’s.

that is no longer the case,

but reaching 40 hours is still a big deal

(get it?)