I was witness to the great debate towards the end of dinner, after the Beer Mile, at Cactus Cantina: who beat who?  Martha or Joe?  A $100 wager was agreed upon. 

Then, by happenstance, I see this photo taken by RunningTwig:

Is Martha finished with the race at this point?  She does not reach for a beer implying she has in fact finished, though I could be wrong.  If Martha is in fact finished at this point then who is that still running behind her?  Mr. Clapper.  That’s who.  Could this be all the evidence that we need?  Or is video still necessary?  Bobby?


9 Responses to The REALLY big question

  1. aaron says:

    Yes, that is Martha finishing. The EXIF data on the original photo (which is stripped out when I process the picture, but which could be provided if so requested by the jury) is consistent with her 8:45 finishing time. The next picture in the group shows Joe drinking his fourth beer.

  2. martha says:

    Redemption! Beer’s on Clapper next time. Man, I’m showing a beer baby.

  3. Justine says:

    I think he had an extra lap too. My favorite quote of the day was Joe asking “do we need to drink another beer with the vomit lap”. Vomit lap…..hahah it’s still funny

  4. martha says:

    Okay, we now have video confirmation from Bobby that resolves this perplexing question: Joe drank 5 beers! So I still passed him around the last bend, but he was done when we came in to the aid station and didn’t have to go for another.

  5. Tom says:

    Aid station?

  6. martha says:

    Sorry Tom, my aid stations only have beer.

  7. Tom says:

    Regarding my aid station comment: As a veteran beer miler, I was wondering when the beer stops became aid stations.

  8. martha says:

    Crap, you’re right, my word choice betrays me: I’ve turned into…an ultra runner.

  9. Michele says:

    After reviewing the video twice, I have to agree that Joe drank an extra beer and ran an extra lap. When I try to point this out to Joe, I see him covering his ears with his hands saying, “Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, I can’t hear you!”

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