Saturday, May 16, 2009

Run, Paco, Run!

Track and field aficionados got some good news this week when Gov. "Diamond" Paco Garrido, as part of his farewell goodies-distribution tour, dedicated a brand new, million-dollar tartan track at the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro. (Though, as you can see from's video below, there are probably more track and field aficionados on the staff of Burro Hall than there are in the city of Querétaro.)

We're intrigued by (and frankly a bit doubtful of) the description of the track as being "one of the three best tracks in the entire country" - not because we doubt the quality of the million-dollar surface of the track itself, but because the track, being located as it is in Querétaro, sits about 6,000 feet above sea level. This, as we're reminded on our daily staving-off-the-Reaper jog through the streets of the city, tends to cancel out any advantages that might be gained from a springy tartan surface. It does make us really curious about where the other two best-tracks are located, though.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have you tried it out yet, Paco??