Another thing that makes this race unique is the people that race in it. Not only do you have the normal typical runner, but you have all different kinds of runners. Anyone that has watched a race before knows that there are different kinds of runners. There's the pretty-perfect-professional-runner, which I will call the P3 runner, they are the ones that flawlessly get to the finish line looking like they have barely broke a sweat, just glistening a little. Then you have the attention-getter-runner. This is the person that motions for the crowd to cheer as he approaches the finish line. I LOVE this guy! His energy and enthusiasm epitomize the spirit of the race. If you don't cheer for him, you should be banned from spectating! Of course you have the near-to-death runner. He's the one crawling to the finish line with his hands out grasping for water. I've also seen human bill-board runners. They are the ones who have turned themselves into a human billboard for something comically unrelated to running. They are the ones you can identify by the bright shirts they wear saying things like, Call Bail Busters at 937-443-0100 (A little free advertising never hurt anybody!), or Bob's Garage, maybe Sally's Cleaning Service. Hey, If you run the race, you should wear whatever you feel like wearing! Just make sure there are big printed words so I can cheer you on. If you print it, I will scream it and maybe even buy it! These are just a few types of runners, we haven't even talked about the old runners that do better than the younger runners or the egotistical runners that have there name written all over themselves, or the lazy runners which are sometimes mistaken for bystanders. Anyways, I guess my point is that this race attracts all different kinds of people and it was really fun watching the different blends of people in this race. The people that run this race are truly amazing! Kudos to all of them, they deserve it!
We didn't get to watch the women's race but the winner of the men's race was Kilian Jornet Burgada from Spain. His time was 41:48, a new record! Amazing!