Thursday, December 6, 2012
Congrats to my SCOTT teammate Joe Gray for his "tie" at the XTerra Worlds this past weekend. Watch carefully as his competitor Ben Bruce throws a solid shoulder check in the last steps. Not sure if it was a move to edge out Joe, or just a move to duck inside the finish chute. I bet Joe never looks back in a race again.
Surely, in the sterilized worlds of track and road running, this shoulder action would not fly. Do the mountains carry a different standard? Really inspiring to see this kind of physicality and intensity in running, but did Bruce cross the line?