With the relatively fleet-footed Tillis out of contention, Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) defended his title as the fastest senator, with Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) taking the honors for fastest female senator. On the House side, Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) and Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) bested their fields. And Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who lost her legs while serving in the Iraq War, led in the wheelchair category (she’s also a veteran of several Chicago marathons).
Fewer administration types were lacing up than in previous years, but OSHA Chairman Heather MacDougall was the fastest agency head. Proceeds from the race benefit the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, a charity providing guide dogs to disabled people.
And in what may be our favorite category, the “best team name” award went to “Stand By For Breaking Shews,” a group made up of WUSA-9 staffers, although they had competition from runners-up “Name Sum-day We’ll Come to our Census” (from, duh, the Census Bureau) and the “Rickety Splits” from AARP Magazine.