Runners in the Devil Dog 5K charged into a wintry evening on Wednesday, New Year's Eve 2014, at Red Leg Brewing Company in Colorado Springs. The inaugural race was hosted by Tim Gore of the nonprofit Run with a Mission with proceeds going to Home Front Cares, which supports Colorado military families.
John Teisher and John Haney sprinted to a tie at the finish, with each clocking 21 minutes, 17 seconds. Deb Janssen won the women's race, while her good dog Laika was the first-placed four-legged runner. Janssen finished in 24:10, but said she could have gone faster. It seems Laika was distracted by the deer and rabbits along the course, then made a pit stop to pee. Priorities among runners do vary sometimes.