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Sunday, October 02, 2005

Lynchburg 10 Army 11

In a surprising development the army scored one more mile over Lynchburg in the competion who should have the longest ten miler.

September 25th, The Lynchburg News and Advance reported:

"{Pete} O’Brien won the race in a time of 57:51, more than a minute ahead of second-place finisher Michael McPhatter of Madison Heights (58:55)." Great job you two.

Now, wait a minute Lynchburg, 20,000 people showed up and ran the Washington Army Ten Miler, but there was an unexpected twist. The ten miler turned into an eleven miler.

Wavy 10 is reporting:

Runners approached a bridge, then police noticed a suspicious package under the bridge and the competitors had to be turned back. The race ended up to be eleven miles after the unplanned detour, giving new meaning to the expression of going the extra mile.

Thankfully, the package was harmless, but has the Army set a standard Lynchburg should try to reach next year?


At 10:39 PM, Anonymous Gravy Beard said...

I am glad you reported on this. I missed it and if I hadn’t stopped in here I would have missed it completely. Thanks!

At 9:36 AM, Blogger B O B said...

Thanks gravy beard, the Army 10 miler ended up to be a 11.4 miles. I found it just too curious not to report.


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