at last we had a clean hour.
61 runners are now only 4 hours from sunset.
from here they can almost taste it.
they can feel the cool air on their skin
i knew we could not be so lucky
finland’s visa kivinen has pulled the plug.
so now only 60 runners move on.
the people really missing out are the ones who will be tuning in tuesday or wednesday to see the finish.
the game will be no more exciting then than it is now
it will just have fewer names.
with every runner in the field a champion
every thing that happens is of interest.
seeing the runners go down
with now 15 great runners removed from the field
my brain wants to ask;
“well, who will be left?”
and then i remember that there are 60 runners equally as good still in the field.
i have to admit that i am already tired
and it wont get better.
but what a race i have already seen.
and it is only going to get better every day.
i just dont see how what happens next could mean as much
without seeing what is happening now.
where will be the context?