Monday, November 13, 2017
This one's a throwback to the 2015 USGN in Newport Beach,
but since the "Timekeeper" in this photo just celebrated his birthday yesterday
I decided to post it.
Here you see the moment where Ben Landis crossed the finish line
and Mark Schooling of Gondola Paradiso recorded the time
(with a horde of gondoliers from various places - all standing on the dock watching, cheering, and some...crossing their fingers).
Ben did well, snagging some medals that weekend.
Mark, as always, was solid and dependable on the docks - with stopwatch in hand.
The timekeeper is the ultimate "unsung hero" of our event.