The calm before the storm
Competition was fierce, but no competitors were injured during the race. However, emergency vehicles arrived just prior to the race and traveled along the racetrack to assist another festival-goer who apparently was stung by a bee. The competitors may not have been breathless when they finished the race, but everyone who competed gave it their all.
Judge Jamie and Judge Laurie
Tallying the Results
1st Place Team
What surprised us was how close the walking times were. All teams completed the race within 19 seconds of each other. Wow! Maybe someone will try speed-walking next year.
The 2nd place team was an ad-hoc team of individuals that came together minutes before the race and then proceeded to knit the highest number of stitches, by far.
2nd Place Team
3rd Place Team
My blog on the 2013 event in Estonia
It looks like this should be an annual event in Wisconsin!