As he stood waiting for his wife and friend, Cadillo, who resides in Buford, joked about leaving them behind in the race. He has recently developed a love for running, and his finish marked the fourth consecutive Peachtree he’s run.
Cadillo said he struggled some with the heat and didn’t beat his time from last year, but was glad he fought through it.
“Well, they stopped us up there because somebody fell,” Cadillo said. “The last time was better than this one. Today, the humidity was bad. I had to walk on the two hills. When I was going up the hill, I had to stop because I was cramping up.”
With the Peachtree now in his rearview mirror, Cadillo plans to prepare for his next two races that will earn him a special honor as a member of the Atlanta Track Club.
“I’m going to run the three races,” Cadillo said. “The Peachtree, which is a 10K, the next one is a 15K and then the half-marathon to get that special medal.”
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