It was a photo finish. Come to think of it, there were probably a lot of photos along the aptly dubbed “fastest mile.” And when it came to the highly anticipated dog run portion of the event, the pictures got more interesting.
At least we think so. We were proud to see so many familiar faces and tails at the event. We even went ahead and made our own contribution to the signage on the port-a-potties for the festivities.
When the dust settled and the finish line snapped in two, there were Wilson and his human counterpart, Daniel Mann standing tall.
The duo rushed out to an early lead and never looked back. They finished the mile run in four minutes and fifty seconds. That’s pretty quick even if it is mostly downhill. Check our math, but that means Daniel and Wilson were clocking in at about 12.4 MPH down Macklind.
Wilson led the way—the whole way. Out of 74 dogs, he came in first. And technically, his buddy on the other end of the leash came in second.
That’s nothing to be ashamed of, Daniel. You’re a winner, too.
And if you’re into stats for the overall event, 16 age group records were broken across all the different races that day. 600 snow cones were consumed. 700 beers contributed to some much-needed rehydration. And the afterparty was thoroughly enjoyed by runners of all species.
Let us know what you thought about the run, and if you’ve never been, consider it for next year. We had a blast and love supporting this growing, local edition of #DoMoreWithYourDog.