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LIVESTRONG Challenge 5K 2009

Today, I participated in the LIVESTRONG Challenge 5K.

It was a beautiful Austin morning with the temperature floating around 60 degrees.

LIVESTRONG Challenge 1

The start line was packed with roughly 3500 supporters and runners.

LIVESTRONG Challenge 5K Start Line

I ran the 5K in 18:02 which seemed like an awesome time but the course shorter than expected. It turned out the course was about 2.8 miles which is a tad short of a full 5K distance. Oh well, PRs for everyone!

In the end, it was great to see the city of Austin come together and support cancer research and cancer survivors. One can only hope that science and humanity’s persistence will prevail in the end.

LIVESTRONG Challenge 5K Survivor

For an obligatory Lance Armstrong quote to go along with the picture above…

If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell.

  • Bummer on the short course..but still would have been sub-twenty…NICE!

  • Bummer on the short course..but still would have been sub-twenty…NICE!

  • @Darin, I know, I was getting a bit excited seeing 17 and change with the finish line in sight. However, the dream was shattered after a guy with a GPS watch said that was about 2.8 miles 😉

  • @Darin, I know, I was getting a bit excited seeing 17 and change with the finish line in sight. However, the dream was shattered after a guy with a GPS watch said that was about 2.8 miles 😉