This morning’s most memorable race moment was not a top 10 age group finish or a huge shout out to Team Priority Health by the announcer at the finish line, but what happened when the mic stopped working during the middle of the National Anthem.
Athletes were gathered in the street for the start of the 5K race just before 8am, when the National Anthem began. A local gentlemen was singing beautifully for all to hear until about 2/3 into the song, when the mic stopped working. The crowd of 1,500+ runners, not missing a beat, kicked in and started singing loudly to finish out our National Anthem. I still get goose bumps and tears in my eyes every time I think about it. We are blessed to be in such a wonderful country where we can train and race freely. This moment happened at the perfect time as we approach our the celebration of our Independence. Happy Birthday America!