Right from the gun, the packs formed. In an early show of strength, the Enrique Pena’s walkers from ARCO took an early lead. Some non-ARCO walkers took a look around in the lead pack, but for how long?
A second group of walkers was lead by Susan Armenta. Unknown to Susan she bested my competition with Theron Kissinger for who would smile the most during the race. Susan won and she wasn’t officially entered in the contest. Walking with Susan are Dave “I’m not drinking any more” Doherty (A source close to racewalk.com says this isn’t true!) and Col. Steve Pecinovsky.
Finally, because every train needs its caboose, Jeff Salvage and Bill Vayo are taking up the rear.
Lead pack on the first lap