Road Race in Las Mangas [Photos]

This past Saturday we went as a family to our mentors’ and dear friends’ home up in the mountains for their annual 2-mile road race that they host in their local community. In Honduras, the schools generally do not have track teams nor are there a lot of sporting events (or sports) or really any opportunities to train physically beyond a pick-up game of soccer on a dirt field, so an organized 2-mile road race really is a big event.

Our mentor/pastor/friend Larry came in first place with a time of 11:23, and Darwin came in fourth place with a time of 12:55. Our 11-year-old daughter Gleny surprised us by deciding to participate, and she came in third place among the women who ran!

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Sharing God’s Word with the racers before the competition

 

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When I told Darwin to “strike a pose” before the event, he certainly did!

 

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Our dear friend/mentor/pastor Allison taking the official film of the event with her and Larry’s daughter Eliya strapped on her back

 

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Our 7-year-old special needs son Josue running his own race as he accompanied me to one end of the “track” to wait for the runners to arrive

 

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Our mentor/pastor/friend Larry coming in first place among men who are 20-30 years younger than him!

 

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Darwin coming in fourth place before guys who are 10-15 years younger than him! Go, Darwin, go!

 

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Bayron (age 21) and Erick (26), members of our faith community, finishing in 7th and 8th place

 

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Gleny ran the whole 2-mile race without stopping and finished after 21 minutes!

 

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The kids’ 7-and-under 100m race

 

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15-year-old Danny and 32-year-old Darwin, who stuck neck-and-neck throughout the race until Darwin pulled ahead at the end and beat him by 8 seconds!

 

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Darwin and Gleny, the two racers from our family!

 

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Gleny with the other female competitors

 

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Darwin and Larry after the race

 

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Larry with the young man who came in second place

 

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Gleny receiving her third-place medal

 

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Larry and Allison with two of their three daughters

 

One thought on “Road Race in Las Mangas [Photos]”

  1. que lindos!! los sigo de cerca y estoy viendo la posibilidad de ir a visitarlos! rezamos y pensamos en uds siempre! un abrazo y Dios los bendiga linda familia!

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