No, my goal was not a specific time or to even finish the darn thing, it was to finally meet my idol and inspiration, George Etzweiler.
I went to the race today JUST TO MEET GEORGE, as I have never personally met him. I wasn’t leaving until I met him and shook his hand.
George finished another Mt. Washington Road Race at AGE 98!!! Imagine, participating in this very challenging event and finishing once again at age 98!! He is 35 years older than me and I feel like my participating years are nearing the end for me…and he has 35 years on me!
I just can’t imagine doing this for another 35 years. I feel like a slug compared to him. Folks, this man is amazing…way more amazing than any other athlete I have ever met…hands down. I don’t always get too excited about meeting celebs or pro athletes these days but I was totally jacked to meet George.
Man-o-man…did I say he is 98 and ran up a mountain? 98!!!!!!!!!!! Think of any other 90 year old person you know…could they run up a darn mountain?? I am so inspired by him…I think I’ll go for a 20-mile run right now…up a mountain.