Lynn Newton starting lap 3
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I handed off the camera after the first lap and when I came around again, Cyra-Lea caught this picture, but almost missed me. Notice the red gaiters. My wife made these, cloning the pair I'd bought from Joe Dana, who sells them. The first year I wore gaiters at ATY, I may have looked a bit strange, but I spent a lot of time dumping green track surface chips out of my shoes the first time I ran the race, chips that irritated my feet and gave me blisters. Since wearing the gaiters I haven't had problems with gathering chips. This year quite a number of other runners were also wearing gaiters. Maybe they've been reading my Web stories.