What an amazing accomplishment for one of the young boardwalkers.
After months of preparations, Cameron Woo 13, lined up at 9am to challenge the longest race of his young career. The race temperature at the start of his race was a comfortable 14 degrees, and the pea soup fog that the marathoners had run through had lifted.
Cameron was confident. He had run distances greater than the 21.1km of this race. 3 weeks ago he completed a 24 km run. But, the question mark remained over how fast he could run the distance. Cameron had initially set out 1 hour and 40 minutes as his goal time. But having sat down with Coach Semes on Thursday night to discuss goals, the number 1:35 and possibly less began to be thrown around.
Cameron did not disappoint. He ran thru his first 10k in 42:47 and kept motoring on. He no doubt shocked an endless stream of adults he passed on his way to an unbelievable 1:32:23.0. Here are some amazing stats. He placed 322 of 13,179 and 10th in the men under 19 category!
You would think it's time for some well deserved rest, but Cameron has at least another competitive week this week as he has earned a spot in this weeks TDESAA South Conference Finals 1500m race.
If you want to run with and like Cameron, get yourself out to a Boardwalk RC practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays.