|Multiple starting waves at the start|
The field really started to slow up and come back to me at mile 18 but without the wreckage of human misery we saw at Boston. Didn't see any other New Mexicans, we were a sparse bunch. 51 runners total according to the searchable results list. Italy had a contingent of some 3,400 runners as did France. Colorado had 390 finishers.
Relying on some of my tempo work I was able to leg out the last 10K of the race for a 2hr 56min finish. Cranked out a 93second last 400m, reeling in fifteen slowing runners before the line. The last guy I punched out - two steps from the line - was dressed as Superman. New Mexico for the win sons.
I'll have a full race report up in another week or so. Cheers to all that ran or plan on running at a later date. It's an awesome way to spend a Sunday morning.
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