A few notables among the crew competed in Philadelphia this weekend, two in the Rothman 8K (metric 5 miler) and two in the Philadelphia Marathon.
In the 8K, CRR Bill Farquhar, running his first big race at age 50, finished 97th out of 3,264 runners and won the 50-54 age group in a brilliant 29:32.
CRR Keith Crispin was not too far behind, placing fourth in the same age group in a 32:48.
In the ultra-windy Philly Marathon, CRR Andrew Weber clocked in at 3:27:39, placing 1,000th overall out of 7,761 participants.
An honorable mention goes to one of the newest of our crew, CRR Flora Poindexter, who completed her 26.2-mile journey in 6:09:01. This was her first marathon.
And in a weekend of sheer back-to-back craziness, Dimitri Kaliakin, 22-year-old son of CRR Vic Kaliakin, did the “Liberty Bell Challenge,” running the Philly half marathon on Saturday in 1:23:03 and the full marathon on Sunday in 3:02:10, each a personal best time. Oh, to be young again.
Congratulations to one and all!