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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Results (not quite yet official)

Google1 completed the race in 19 hours, 40 minutes and 42 seconds (meaning each individual runner averaged a blistering 5:59 per mile). That's a 4-minute improvement from last year's race, itself a 7-minute improvement on 2007's time. Our 19:40:42 time put us 2nd in the corporate division and 8th overall.

Hats off to all of the teams that competed.

Done and Done

Rocking race, guys and girls! Awesome running with you all, and meeting some of you for the first time (you're my boy, Rune). A special thanks to Kerry and Esther who drove us through it all, and provided such encouraging motivation.

Tom, leg #20 was dedicated to you. Thanks for having the faith I could make it up that hill. 22 kills and I'm sure you'll see the time on the spreadsheet.

I look forward to the next one, whenever that may be.

Let's keep the fun going

Soooooo, the air travel on the back side of the race did not go so
hot. There was a horrible accident on hwy 26, medivac helicopter and
all. Hope everyone's ok. A few traffic jams in portland later and we
missed our flight to sfo. Grabbed dinner in downtown portland after
saying goodbye to rune and will, the latter of whom was headed to a
ufc fight. We're at the airport now waiting for our flight to board.

Thanks again to everybody on the team, especially our new runners rune
and ryan, courtney (our returning runner) and the rest of the guys.
Finally, a huge thank-you to kerry and esther for driving and for
putting up with 12 gross, smelly guys with little to no sleep for 20
hours.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

The big finish

Van 2 is about 10 minutes from being finished. The kill count is in
the hundreds and we're about 19 minutes ahead of the spreadsheet--tom
would be proud. We'll see where we stand overall but early estimates
suggest we'll break our time from last year. The lack of posts through
the early morning is because we lost all cell reception and then lost
the will to come up with witty comments about our progress. The finish
is gonna feel good.

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Car Wash

The wonderful kids of the Astoria Peewee Football Team graciously
washed the paint off our van for a donation to their team. Now this is
what I call a win-win!

Bons wraps up the final leg for Van 1. Off to the beach!

Brandell storms up the hill and tears into the finish

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