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I got sixth place. Not bad but not what I hoped for. Technically they didn’t even have places, but I couldn’t help feeling a little animosity toward the five people who finished ahead of me. Darn you, lime green-jacket guy.
I think I had a shot at winning, but just like everyone who doesn’t win on The Amazing Race, I got tripped up. I had anticipated the dancing, so I nailed it at the dance party sections with the Stanky Legg. My acting, which I also prepared for, was at least middle school-play worthy. Unfortunately, I didn’t prepare for a geography quiz.
I was in the front pack when we came to a stop where we were asked a few geography questions.
“Name all the states that surround Missouri,” the man demanded. I named all eight.
“How many did you name?” the man asked.
I didn’t know, and I was tired. “Seven,” I said.
“Nope,” he said and then ignored me to address other runners.
I decided to leave. All I would get anyway was a wristband for the prize raffle later, but by this time my competitors’ edge was insurmountable.
My Great Aunt Grace is famous for saying, “Pride comes before the fall.” Well, I fell face first on a map of the U.S.
Nonetheless, the race was a blast, and I could definitely see myself doing it again. Hopefully next year I won’t get blindsided with trigonometry or astrophysics.
— Matt Drochelman
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