This is my 7th year running the Pikes Peak races and I wanted to take a minute to say THANK YOU; to you and your race staff who amazingly always seem to put on a great event down to the last detail, though not surprising since your crew does it every year. And a huge THANK YOU to Manitou Springs--for hosting the event despite recent flash floods and resulting devastation. To Colorado Search and Rescue--who are ready to care for the injured, the volunteers--who put in incredibly long hours and are always so cheerful, and to the sponsors--who financially support the races, and the family, friends and all the fans--who line up at the summit or on Ruxton to cheer us on, and of course fellow runners--who have an amazing bond and though extremely competitive, will stop their race in an instant to help a distressed runner… true sportsmanship. God willing, I will be back next year! Thank you again Sir.