I could not be more proud of my husband. He accomplished a goal that he has had for several years now, and he stopped to help someone while doing it. He ran the 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut marathon at Pennypack Park in North Philly. It was a beautiful day for the race which we were both thankful for, but there were some challenging stretches on the course. Part of the run included a cross country route, and another part included a trail run. The marathon runners ran the half marathon course twice for double the fun.
At mile 25.8 Kyle saw a runner helping his buddy who appeared to be struggling. Kyle stopped to help them, and gave him some of his running fuel he had left. The man passed out, and Kyle stayed with him and his friend until the man came to and medical help was on the way. Of course, I was at the finish line camera in hand knowing he would be finishing soon when I heard of a man needing medical assistance. I was a little panicked until I saw his orange hat come around the bend. Thankfully, the man is OK.
Despite the detour, he still finished with an official chip time of 4:27:11.7 and a 10:14 pace (71st overall and 8th in his age group). Congrats, Kyle!
After the race, we headed home so Kyle could nap before the Philadelphia Union game. While he was snoozing, I ran out to get his “26.2″ magnet for his car to commemorate his accomplishment (see pic below). We then had a great time watching a pretty intense soccer game versus D.C. United.
Here are some pics: