It was extremely cold that morning, and one of the bridges was quite icy. Someone took this shot of Geno stepping up to avoid an icy patch.
About to make the final turn...
Throughout the entire race, Geno was in first place. When he made the final turn, he noticed that someone was in front of him. Unfortunately, the second place runner took a wrong turn, and cut the course short by more than two minutes. When Geno saw the other runner up ahead, he knew that there'd been a mistake and that it would have to be worked out at the finish.
It sucks to know you've won the race and then have to work it out with the race director.
Luckily, the second place person conceded that he'd cut the race short (by accident) and Geno received a much deserved win. The second place finisher is a running buddy of Geno's. It was bad for him too, because for a few minutes, he thought he was the winner.
The bottom line is that when is a course is not marked well, it is bad for all involved. Races are too expensive and too much training goes into them, to have them end like that. Not to get on a soap box...BUT...so many times these days, big companies are taking over races, raising entry fees, and reducing the quality of the race itself. Nice swag and a cool shirt does not always equal a well planned event.
The 5K went off without a hitch. I had one of the slowest times of the year. No excuses....but the bridge was icy! :)
The rest of Fall Break was spent getting our house painted, doing a little shopping, and watching tons of football! Now, we're back to work. How long until Thanksgiving?????