33rd Place - Scavelli, Brad

For twelve long months he trained for this day.  Pushing ever harder for that elusive thirty second spot across the dam.  Brad even had the number 32 tattooed a crossed his chest.  Carefully he marked his place in the pack... 

"Don't run too fast Brad...  my goal is 32, not 31 nor 30.  Twenty ninth place I shall not be...must maintain just the right pace."

"Don't run too slow Brad... my goal is 32, not higher...must maintain just the right place."

"32!!.. 32!!  32!!"  Brad shouts as he crosses the dam.  Hands raised high giving the sign of the number he so carefully fought for.  Thirty two.

The wilderness can play tricks on you.

Maybe next year?