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Carolina, Elicker Run—A Different Race

by Staff | Sep 2, 2013 2:40 pm

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Posted to: Sports, Campaign 2013

Contributed Photos Labor Day morning found Kermit Carolina and Justin Elicker running hard, as usual—but not just for mayor.

Carolina and Elicker, two of four Democrats running for mayor in a Sept. 10 primary, both suited up and hit the pavement in the annual Stratton Faxon New Haven Labor Day Road Race.

Carolina ran the 5K. He reported by text message that he “finished this year with a time of about 35 minutes and 14 seconds. According to my students who are members of the Hillhouse track team and also participated in the race, my time was ‘not too bad for an old man’ (45 years old).” He also texted over some photos.

Cedar Hill Resident Photo

Cedar Hill Resident snapped this photo of her candidate, Elicker, keeping up with the pack. Elicker ran the full 20K. He reported running it in about 1:35:53—without losing his footing in the mayor’s race.

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posted by: Paul Wessel on September 2, 2013  4:03pm

The kids race was the best.  I love to watch Jim Barber keep them - and try to keep their parents - organized.  Photos at http://goo.gl/EjWlAS

posted by: robn on September 2, 2013  4:19pm

Race is always awesome and hiding in plain sight. If you’ve never been down to the green to watch the spectacle, its worth it.

posted by: Gretchen Pritchard on September 2, 2013  6:53pm

3/5, I’m sure that any Kenyans who want to run the New Haven Labor Day Road Race are more than welcome to do so.

It’s not one of the real big-league races, is the likely reason that the creme-de-la-creme of the racing world isn’t represented here.

Not everything is all about race (no pun intended) or prejudice.

posted by: SaveOurCity on September 3, 2013  10:28am

@ threefifths

Maybe before embarrassing yourself with racist questions, you should review the bios of the top finishers of the 20K;

2nd place - Kenyan
3rd place - Somalian
4th place - Kenyan

posted by: robn on September 3, 2013  10:58am

SOS

Nationalized Kenyans. The race is a US championship and only open to US citizens.

posted by: Threefifths on September 3, 2013  11:20am

posted by: SaveOurCity on September 3, 2013 10:28am

@ threefifths

Maybe before embarrassing yourself with racist questions, you should review the bios of the top finishers of the 20K;

2nd place - Kenyan
3rd place - Somalian
4th place - Kenyan

Show me how Why no Kenyans? is a racist question.Second the Bios are not in this story.

posted by: HhE on September 3, 2013  2:23pm

3/5ths, this is an article about two people running in a race that are also running for mayor.  If anyone of Kenyan ancestry was also running for mayor, I am sure they would have been featured to. 

What I found particularly interesting about 3/5th’s link, is how apologetic the author was for even talking about the success of Kenyan runners.  Get over it.  We are all Africans.  Some of us have adaptations to local conditions (bring on the dairy).  Most of our variation is just random and has no benefit or cost (I like my green eyes).  We are now seeing a reintegration of DNA (my children are an example).  The greatest variation in DNA is in Africa, the cradle of humanity.

posted by: Threefifths on September 3, 2013  4:08pm

@HHE.The reason why I ask Why no Kenyans? is that most of them do run in all of the marathons in this country.@ SaveOurCity.Now this is what you call racist.

The black is a better athlete to begin with because he’s been bred to be that way, because of his high thighs and big thighs that goes up into his back, and they can jump higher and run faster because of their bigger thighs and he’s bred to be the better athlete because this goes back all the way to the Civil War when during the slave trade … the slave owner would breed his big black to his big woman so that he could have a big black kid.
Jimmy “the Greek”

posted by: HhE on September 3, 2013  4:35pm

3/5ths:  Marathons; yes, New Haven mayoral race; no.  QED

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