Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Finish Cross Country Style

There’s nothing more exciting than seeing a cross country race finish.  It doesn’t matter what place those teenagers are in… they give it their all at the end.  Cross Country season has been over since the fall, but I got to see a great cross country finish when Cairo finished the Fairview Half Marathon on Saturday morning.

As you can see in the video, my finish is a bit lack luster compared to his.  It was so cool to hear the announcer say, “Uh oh, folks, we’ve got a race to the finish!”  Cairo turned it up and passed the guy in the gray shirt.  That guy definitely tried to keep up, but it’s hard to keep up with youth.

Cairo PR’ed with a time of 1:45:07 and placed 1st in his age group.  Super proud of him!  Psssttt… I did edge Cairo out a bit with a time of 1:43:40, but placed 4th in my age group.

When I near the finish line, I really think of finishing “Cross Country Style”, but I feel like I’ve expended all of my energy out on the entire distance.  It’s definitely exciting to see Cairo finish that way.  Maybe we’ll finish the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon “Cross Country Style” together.  I’ll save some in the tank for that last push!

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