The weather couldn’t have been nicer, and the crowd was as enthusiastic as can be. Congratulations to all those who took part in this year’s Highway 2 McDonald’s Challenge, and special thanks to all those who came out to assist and support the event. This year saw the deepest field ever assembled, and we hope to see greater things in future years. Some spectacular performances include the sub-4 minute eating sections of Rob Asselstine and Gerry Angelatos; those two are in a league of their own when it comes to shoveling down the greasy goodness. Despite Rob’s efforts however, the mighty Michael Bentley kicked him down in the final stretches to finish off a huge (negative split) 3k PB through the 3.823km return journey. Also, big kudos to Bronwyn Hodgins who was once again the lone member of the women’s team to complete the grueling grind. We expect more great results for next year (watch out for if Archer can learn to eat lettuce without gagging!).
Note: The “First Leg” column of the statistics spreadsheet indicates the placing upon arrival at the McDonald’s restaurant, while the “Second Leg” column indicates the order at which athletes left the McDonald’s to begin the struggle home.