|Smokey Mountain Daredevils|
Today, like all my fellow racers, I'm mourning the death of the 58 year old member of another team who collapsed and died during the last leg of the race. The news didn't reach me until this morning and details have yet to be released but it was a tragic way to end a fabulous weekend celebrating the relay's 25th anniversary.
For the running geeks out there, the Smokey Mountain Daredevils did great! Official results aren't posted yet but I think we came 16th or 17th out of 70 teams. Of course, I placed much nearer the bottom in leg 5 but was pleased all the same because I ran faster than I thought I could over 17.5k, finishing in just over 1:40 (a 5:45/km pace).
Looking forward to writing more in a few days when I've caught up a bit on both work and sleep!