As the race progressed, packed withered to athletes walking in pairs. Rich Luettchau and Mike Mannozzi took the laps together.
Likewise Shorey and Sorensen were ambling along together.
John Nunn walked alone, struggling with is hamstring, stopping a few times trying to loosen it up.
Serianni continued to look strong. His frequent stops for water certainly provided for wonderful photographic material.
Trevor made walking 1:22ish pace look like a workout.
Still Barron cooled off at the aid station.
Christie surprised the field and the spectators and he continued to march toward a sub 1:30 performance and a spot on the podium.
The men's 20K story continues...