"Last Man Standing" - Survivor meets 5K

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Tomorrow is the PUMA Battle Royale IV, a.k.a. Last Man Standing is not for the weak of brain. This is Survivor meets 5K. Outwit. Outrun. Outlast.
One of the most inimitable track events in the world, 13 courageous athletes will step on the track for a 5 kilometer race. After each lap, the runner in last place will be evicted from the track and exiled to an island of shame. The Last Man Standing will bask in the glory of a solo lap of victory, $1500.00 in cold hard cash, and the title of ?Last Man Standing.? There is no immunity, but strategic alliances could play big. Last Man Standing is definitely a thinking man?s race. Do you push the pace hard from the gun, to keep it honest? Or are you confident that you'll always be able to outkick the slowest athlete each lap?

Remember - performing any illegal holds or maneuvers, such as excessive spiking to the leg of an opponent when he/she is entering oxygen debt, hair-pulling, choking or biting an opponent, or repeatedly punching a fellow competitor with a closed fist are all subject to a referee-administered disqualification. Also - any outside interference involving a person not involved in the race striking or holding a runner is forbidden. If a heel attempts to interfere but is ejected from the track by a runner or referee before this occurs, there is usually no disqualification.

Prize Money:
1. $1500
2. $1000
3. $500
4. $250
5. $100
$150 bonus for leader at the mile.

This is the link for the 5th Annual PUMA/Henderson Track and Field Invitational.

And the link for a list of potential outkickers.