Yesterday, I was timing at my daughter's track meet in Albuquerque when Blake
Wood lined up in a free lane with the teenage boys for the 800 meter race.
Next to me was a nine year old boy who said incredulously, "Is that old man
gonna race?" I replied, "That 'old man' is one of the premier 100 mile trail
racers on the planet." The kid's jaw dropped when the old man handily won the
event by a long shot. Afterwards, he looked at Blake like he was seeing a
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