I completed my first ever 5K race today (Fed Ex Challenge for Charity,
Toronto), and I just checked the results online
(http://SportToday.org/;, if anyone cares). Since
I'm new to the whole racing thing, I just had a quick question....whats the
difference between official time and chip time?
I would also like to take this time to acknowledge my new running hero. His
name is Janahan Tharmaratnam, and he finished just ahead of me. I had
totally blown up at about 4K, in a combination of high heat and over
e***ment. I felt like I wanted to vomit and die, in no particular order.
I had been running behind this gentleman for almost the whole race, and we
had pulled even a couple of time to lightly chat. In the home stretch, with
the finish line in the looming distance, he turned to me and said "All
right...let's go" and began to sprint for the end. He could've left me in
the dust at that point, but I was so inspired that a fellow runner would
make the effort to get me going, that I began to sprint as well. Thank you,
My time: 23:59.7. I'm proud to say that I left everything I had on that
track. Now to better it next time!