Thursday, March 28, 2019

Why Don't You Just Meet Us in the Middle?

Peru's National Teams
Prospects Dim with Addition of Guy in the Middle

Thursday in Aarhus got off to an auspicious start when I was offered a ride to Moesgaard Museum and the site of the 2019 World Cross Country Championships.

It's always helpful when the person offering the ride is Henriette Leth Nielsen, Director of Communications of the host Danish federation.

We were joined by noted journalist Geshom Nyathi, of Zimbabwe and now the UK, who has written for The Guardian among many others.

Said Nyathi, "I am here for the love of sport."

As soon as we arrived at the start/finish line, we encountered the Peruvian teams coached by none other than the brother of distance pioneer and three-time world record setter, Tegla Loroupe.

Part of the fun of these Championships is what happened next.

Geshom and I offered to take photos of the entire group. Then I found myself standing on the edge of their teams for one last group photo. 

Or so I thought. 

They insisted on my placement as shown above.

It's important to have a theme song for moments like this.

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