From the Quad-City Times news article:
A soggy layer of sweat, snot and spit formed in at least one runner’s balaclava nearly a mile from the finish line of the first 5K of 2018 in the Quad-Cities.
That’s when Phil Young pulled his head covering below his chin, making it easier for him to breathe while consequentially exposing his nose and mouth to the frigid air. Although it may not be a sustainable practice in the bitter cold, it proved to be an effective move during the Resolution Run on New Year’s Day in Moline — at least for Young.
“It was good,” he said Thursday of his overall performance, in an uncharacteristically soft tone. “I won.”
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