Also Elkanah Kibet, Fernando Cabada, Bobby Curtis, Serena Burla, Annie Bersagel.
Arciniaga had one of the coolest race celebrations ever as he broke the tape with a lightsaber.
“The system is so corrupt that it’s hard to tell which of your competitors are using drugs. A lot of the time, even in marathoning, I find out people have been caught doing drugs, and they are some of the nicest people I’ve raced against. They are courteous and they talk to you and are friendly. Five years later you find out they’ve been doing drugs for a number of years. There’s no profile for anybody like that.”
*MB: Wow: Nick Arciniaga is huge Star Wars fan - Already seen new movie twice and original 100 times.Can anyone top that?
While many elites constantly come and go, Arciniaga is Flagstaff's "hometown hero" and has thrived on years of high volume altitude training at 7,000ft. He'll run NYC this Sunday and then hopes to be in 2:09:00 shape for the February OT.