As we speak, thousands of track and field competitors are ascending onto Franklin Field, the historic football field at the University of Pennsylvania for the Penn Relays, the "the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States" (thanks, Wikipedia). They are all hoping to experience the thrill of victory and not the agony of defeat.
(photos via the University of Pennsylvania)
The street corners around Penn were crowded with track teams in their matching warm-up suits this morning. The local papers and the Penn community is abuzz, too, because Usain Bolt (world's fastest man) is coming to the Penn Relays tomorrow!
We will miss it though, as we are heading to Maine for a wedding. Wedding season is already upon us. If you're in the Philadelphia area, are you heading to the Penn Relays this weekend?