September 6th, 2004

Beaten by Kenyans

I did a 10 mile race today, an annual Labor Day race that draws some serious talent.  A bunch of world class Kenyan distance runners beat me.  They were led by Julius Kiptoo, who did the distance in 48 minutes flat.

I took a bit longer.

I didn't actually see Mr. Kiptoo.  I could have hung about for the awards, where I would have gotten a glimpse of him.  But I took off before the ceremony.

One thing I liked about the race was that I got a medal at the end - just for finishing!  It's silly, I know, but I have a big collection of medals like that, hanging on a wall in my basement.  I have a very small collection of medals that I won by placing in my age group.

Rhyme of the day:

Name a famous runner
And there's a chance I'll say:
I know him - I raced that guy -
But he was faster that day.