Germani part of Rum Runner's closest finish
In a race, every second counts. In the September 30th Rum Runner's Relay Race, it was 13 seconds that mattered most.
A Few Good Men finished in a time of 6:27:50, just ahead of the Halifax Road Hammers at 6:28:03, making it the closest finish in the event's history. Baddeck resident Tyler Germani was part of the winning team.
"It was my first year racing on the team, but it was the team's third consecutive win of the relay," says Germani.
Also on the 10-member team were fellow Cape Bretoners Chris Algary of Cape North, and Justin Lalanne and Corey Deveaux of Sydney.
For over 30 years, the Rum Runners race has been providing a fun yet challenging racing experience. The course runs from Halifax to Lunenburg, travelling 110Km over 10 stages. 70 teams participate in the annual event, which has become one of the provinces most popular races. The race is inspired by the rum running history of the south shore when the Nova Scotia Temperance Act of 1910 was in effect.
Tyler Germani (front) ran the 9.4 km leg 7 of the Rum Runner's Relay Race, from East River to Chester, in 32:57. His team "A Few Good Men" won the race in what is being called the closest finish in the Relay's history. Submitted photo.