Post-race interview courtesy of RunnerSpace:
|Brett Gotcher, 2009 Champion, mid-stride. |
Brett finished a solid 5th.
|Top men hammering it out.|
|Abdi, aka Black Cactus, with a dominating win.|
Each year at the elite meeting, a family member of the late Ryan Shay (2004 Champion) gives a heartfelt talk in remembrance. This year, Abdi spoke on his most prominent memories of Ryan and their friendship.
|Janet takes the win. Janet is often seen at our|
weekly Bagel Run in Flagstaff.
Although I am not entirely happy with my race, I am encouraged that I am "back in the saddle." After many airport delays and the worst travel nightmare, our crew finally made it back to Flagstaff to get recovered from our Labor Day festivities. I am now ready to hit a few short weeks of marathon specific training to prepare for Twin Cities Marathon in early October. I have high goals to achieve and unfinished business to take care of!