The Claussen-Leahy 5K Run
Warming up on the hotel treadmill
Checked in-- Bib #304
At the start -- the clock set at 4:09:45, the time on the Boston Marathon clock when the first bomb exploded.
Before the run, remembering those who died and were injured in Boston.
The runner's tribute -- left shoe lace black.
And we are off...
It is an out and back 5K, and I am on the way back.
Cheering on the runners near the finish...
They are amazed that a runner is taking their picture.
My official time: 24 minutes and 7 seconds -- a personal best, and 47th out of 324 who participated. However, my Garmin watch showed 24:16.
No age group awards in this 5K, but my time was faster than all runners older than 50.
A pic looking back at the finish line about 45 seconds after I finished.
After the run...
The event raised over $200,000 for the University of Nebraska at Omaha athletics.
16 States Completed (blue).
Scheduled for April and May (red).