Jeff in Peachtree Road Race
July 4, 2001
Rod and Jeff left at about 5:30 am to drop Jeff off at the Five Points Marta station to ride out to Lenox for the start of the Peachtree. Rod later took Marta to the Midtown station and took a position along the race route.
After the row of police motorcycles came a camera truck and a motorcycle with a cameraman sitting on the back with a camera on the front runners. The speedy Kenyans or other Africans came into sight at a very fast pace. I watched 13 thin black men speed around this corner. There were only 2 or 3 white runners in the first 30 runners, the fleet Africans having dominated the field.
The Atlanta Journal reported Jeff (misspelled as Jeff Wave) at place 1119 out of 55,000 at time 44:52. That was the clock at finish, and he didn't cross start line for about a minute and a half.
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