Administrators at Lebanon's Friendship Christian School were more than a little understanding this past Monday as science teacher Greg Armstrong moved a tad slower than usual up and down the hallways.
Coach of the FCS cross country teams and a serious endurance runner, Armstrong is coming off a second place finish over the weekend in the grueling USA 24-Hour Championships held at Bluff Creek in Oklahoma City, OK.
Imagine the 24-Hours of Le Mans in sneakers.
Runners competed on a one-mile track between the hours of 9 a.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday. The survivor who finished the 24 hours with the most miles is the winner.
The winner was John Cash who logged 139.45085 miles.
Armstrong, who has been known to regularly run from the FCS campus to Trousdale County, was the event runner-up with 137.52739 miles.
The 24 Hour Championships marked Armstrong's third race in six weeks -- including a 130 mile effort in the Run Around the World 4 Water 24-Hour Event on Sept. 21.