The temperatures, reported by Channel 2 Action News, were expected be in the mid-70s by the time the racers lined up at Lenox Square. Romanchuk was surprised the heat itself wasn’t much of factor. He did take note of the humidity though.
“It’s always something we’re thinking about,” Romanchuk said of the humidity. “(But), surprisingly, it wasn’t too bad.”
Daniel Romanchuk hits the finish line to win the men's wheelchair race in 2017. Curtis Comptonfirstname.lastname@example.org
Atlanta’s road race is one that sticks out in his mind. Not only for him, but wheelchair racers in general.
"From a young age I've heard about the Peachtree Road Race," Romanchuk said. "It's a race that I think is on everyone's list of races to win."
The $50,000 bonus for breaking the course record is the largest monetary prize for any 10K race in the world. Romanchuk was elated when talking about it. He sees that and the name change that made the United States Olympic Committee now the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee.
“I’m just thankful for all the generations before (me) that have pushed for the sport to help it become what is today.
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