“But Swiss time was running out. It seemed that we would lose the race.” —Deep Purple
Though there was no smoke on the water or fire in the sky, one of our own fought through the pain in Switzerland this past weekend. Despite pulling a hamstring, CRR Paul Amer limped the final 6 km to the finish line in the Geneva Half Marathon. Running for the Aseat Toulouse (that’s French for “Creek Road Runners”) team, Amer finished in 2:19:14.
Asked for comment after the race, Amer noted, “I am quite happy in setting the all-time Geneva Half Marathon record for 60-year-old computer science professors from the University of Delaware.”
Congratulations to one of a kind!
In other weekend news, CRR Dan Simmons placed 4th among the 65-69s in the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia yesterday, coming in with a very respectable 1:14:06. Simmons finished 2041st overall out of nearly 40,000 runners. Well done.
Locally, in the Race Against Domestic Violence 5K, CRR Diane Kukich pulled out her lucky pink shoes and won the 60-64 age group in 24:01.