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Layne’s Challenge 2017

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Photo by Spencer Russo

Half Box winner

Run. Eat. Bike. Eat. Run. The Layne’s Challenge was a triathlon of sorts where competitors raced, ate, and biked as fast as they could. It is an event that is entirely student run and student led. All proceeds from registering for the event, over $2,000, went to a food shelter in the College Station area.
Photos By: Spencer Russo

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  • Full Box winner

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  • Winners of the individual portion of the race are photographed in the ring

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  • A team of racers pose for a photo

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  • A competitor crosses the finish line with a fist held high

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  • One team poses in front of the ring at the association building after finishing the race

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  • Some racers couldn’t take the competition, this racer barely continues eating his portion of the food

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  • Layne’s Challenge 2017

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  • Layne’s Challenge 2017

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  • Layne’s Challenge 2017

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  • Competitors of all ages participated in the race

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  • Runner’s gather at the Lawrence Sullivan Ross statue for a safety brief before the race.

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  • Layne’s Challenge 2017

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  • Runner take their mark’s and get ready to race in the 2017 Layne’s Challenge.

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  • Over 100 participants competed in the race on the 22nd of April 2017

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  • Layne’s Challenge 2017

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  • Layne’s Challenge 2017

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  • Layne’s Challenge 2017

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  • Consuming so much food so quickly isn’t easy, a racer plugs his nose to make eating bearable.

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  • Racers had the option of eating a “Half Box” or a “Full Box”

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