CIA Deputy Director Stephen R. Kappes joked that actors Sean Connery, Robert De Niro and Angelina Jolie opted out of CIA’s 18th annual 5K run at the spy agency’s headquarters in McLean, Va. because of the recent inclement weather, but the driving rain did little to dampen the spirits of hundreds of CIA employees who participated in the race.
Mr. Kappes fired the starting pis- tol for the event, which involved two laps around the compound. And for those who don’t like to run, a 2.5-kilometer health walk was held simultaneously. After the race, the CIA competitors enjoyed a barbecue featuring pulled pork, vegetarian wraps, cole slaw and potato salad.
CIA Director Michael V. Hayden, who ran in the race last year (the first director to do so), was out of town on business. But Mr. Kappes told the entrants that Mr. Hayden was running with them — at an undisclosed location, of course.