My wife Emily and I watched the 5k race back in 2008 as a part of the Fargo Marathon festivities. SEVEN THOUSAND people crammed the course – seemingly on top of one another – to run the 3.1-mile race. The first place finisher clocked a time of 16 minutes and 30 seconds. The last place finisher hadn’t approached even a half mile by the time the winner crossed the tape.
And while I was impressed by the person who took first place – I was blown away by those who finished near #7,000.
As the pack really thinned, the fans dissipated. The walkers on the course appeared to be moving at a s...