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Nats fans: Presidents Race 2012 tryouts Feb. 18

This could be you. (Dayna Smith/for the Washington Post)

Last year, The Washington Post’s resident fitness stunt writer Lenny Bernstein tried out for the gig, which involves donning a 45-pound costume, then running a 40-yard dash and breaking out into a freestyle dance, among other activities.

“I cannot tell a lie,” Bernstein wrote afterwards. “The presidents’ race is for folks more fit than I.”

Let Teddy Win has the details: “The Nats are looking for fun-loving team members between 5’7” and 6’ 6” in height, who can handle wearing a 45-pound costume for hours, and can run 200 yards in 40 seconds or less (yes, that’s with the costume still on). You must also be available for at least 35 home games this year.”

Those interested must send a cover letter and résumé by Friday (Feb. 10) to Here’s video from last year’s auditions from LTW:

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