After setting up shop at the 13 mile marker I anxiously awaited my racers. The weather was pretty humid but thankfully for them they had cloud cover to save them face time with the sun. All the runners coming in looked pretty beat and I hoped beyond hope TGS & Melissa weren't feeling as much pain. I didn't have too long to wait before I saw a towering figure coming down the stretch... TGS was running strong and ready to wrap up 13.1!!!
For not running in 4 weeks due to an Achilles injury TGS did great and had an excellent finish! Congrats TGS - Half Marathon Finisher!!!
It seems I have forgotten how to spell. Thankfully, after running 13+ miles, no one really notices a missing "C" so when Melissa came into the track she was happy to see me jumping up and down with my poster for her... Check this awesome pic of her finishing with a HUGE grin on her face!!! Now that's the way to finish a race! Congrats Melissa - Half Marathon Finisher!!!
The coolest part about this race, in my opinion, is that the racers symbolically crossed the finish line at the finish line for the Daytona 500! The entire race was really well put together, they had a great after party, the race shirts were Asic Tech T's and the medals were really kick butt too! I am definitely running this race next year! After the race we headed over to the beer tent so they could enjoy a well earned brew. CONGRATS TGS & MELISSA!!! SO PROUD OF BOTH OF YOU!!!
Make sure you take a minute and check out their respective race recaps later today to congratulate them and read about how it all went down as they both have an inspirational story to tell.
One more pic that I had to share as it's hilarious... it really puts his height in perspective. LOL!