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Bob Anderson ran his first "official" Double Racing event in October, 2010, "That was the Double Road Race in Cabo Mexico," says 70-year-old lifetime runner Bob Anderson.
"It was very hot and humid and the second 5k leg was tough but I did it." For that Double, runners first ran 10K and then one hour and forty-five minutes ran a 5K. Times are added together for scoring. Since then Bob has run 59 Double Racing events of different lengths.
On August 5 in San Francisco, Bob will be running the 4th Annual Golden Gate Double 8K. The first leg is a 5K and the second 3K leg starts one hour and 15 minutes later.
"It is always hard getting started on the second leg but once I get going I get back into the rhythm" says Bob.
"My pace is always faster the second leg. I have had some sciatic nerve issues this year but that seems to be behind me now. I can't wait to run the Golden Gate Double 8K and on September 30th the Pacific Grove (California) Double Road Race. I am hoping to win my division at both."(05/08/2018) ⚡AMP