Tue Nov 29, 2011
On a humid and windy day in Ft. Lauderdale, the Karhu Bear fought through the elements to finish the Karhu 5k in 24 minutes. Coincidentally, he also finished in 24th place. The first 10 lucky finishers who outlasted the bear earned a free pair of Karhu shoes for their effort. Seasoned local runner Paul Marmaro, who became the Karhu Bear for the day, said that this effort in the heavy and fur-laden bear suit was harder than the Olympic Trials prep training he did while in his prime!