Are you familiar with the impact of the BolderBoulder 10k race?

Posted on 02/05/2013

For those of us who aren't, Bolder Boulder is an historical 10k race that began in 1979 in Hideshi's hometown. Hideshi points out that this event has great significance in the sport of running because it was one of the first of its kind to actually award cash to the winning competitor. Interestingly, the finish line was made of connected 50 dollar bills, while the total number of bills combined, equalled well over 3000 dollars.  The first payout for the winning competitor was 10,000 dollars. In effect, other organizers of similar events/races realized that this wasn't such a bad idea after all, and began to offer similar prizes for those who came out on top.

Stay tuned for more Interesting facts from Hideshi himself!