The 121st running of the Penn Relays saw picture perfect weather conditions for the Men and Women’s race walks on Saturday morning April 25th. As always, we start the most prestigious day of the world’s largest track and field meet with two race walking events. Then men’s 10K is first, followed by the women’s 5K.
The men’s field was small as usual. Timing and the distance makes it difficult to gather a large field. However, this was one of the more exciting 10km races in recent years. Veteran John Hallman was challenged by youngster Anthony Peters.
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Sotomayor strides behind looking very smooth.
Teammate Espada also looks strong
Hallman seemed comfortable and confident in the lead.
However, Peters was not about to give up. Winning the junior division would not get him a watch.
With 13 laps to go Peters makes his move and challenges Hallman.
The two walk stride for stride with ten laps to go, but the veteran Hallman is wise enough to make Peters walk in lane two.
With a few laps to go Peters moves to the front.
But would he make his move decisive?