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SAA Members run the E-Venti

This is one of my favourite photos of the day for a couple of reasons.

First, just the colours of the SAA uniforms puts a smile on my face, not to mention the great group of people pictured here.

Second, for what you don't see when you look at this photo. Runner #96 - Colin McKay

Runner#63 - Ben Hsu

Sometimes a photo doesn't tell the whole story does it?


Shannon said…
No it doesn't, tell me you got me very curious.
Runner #63 Ben Hsu was diagnosed with lung cancer a few weeks ago. You would never know from his performance on Sunday or this photo. He is blogging about his diagnosis, testing and treatment on his Conquer Cancer blog (link in the body of the post)
Penney said…
Great picture... You're right the stories behind the picture make it so much richer.

I wonder who else in the SAA crew has a blog where we can follow their stories... you will have to fill me in at the next workout.

See you soon, J.

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