|The historic Granada Theater, site of racer registration, the pre-race meeting, and the start line.|
|All smiles before the race... (about 5:45 a.m.)|
|And still smiling afterwards (about 2 a.m.) (reapply your sunscreen)|
|Note the road snaking up the hill in the distance.|
|Kansas: not flat|
|Some time around 2 or 3...maybe...|
|Some time around 7:30ish after turning down a ride back.|
And though I didn't finish, four of my teammates as well as several other friends did, and I got to be there cheering for some of them at the finish line. Watching Luke, Bob, Adam, and Derrick finish was almost as sweet as making it there myself because I know how hard they worked to get there.
|Finishers!! (sometime around 2:30 a.m.)|
Now, next year...that'll be about finishing. I've got a score to settle.
Check out the full version of my race report here.