21 Athletes.

20 Laps.

1 Eliminator.

2015 Eliminator Photos.

Kearney Women
Kearney Women

Preparing for a kick. Who's going to get things started?

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The Final Two
The Final Two

College Teammates about to fight it out for the Eliminator title.

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Kearney Men
Kearney Men

18 men fighting for glory

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Chillin'
Chillin'

The front crew seem pretty relaxed. Confident they will survive to race at least one more lap.

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The finish
The finish

Choices, choices. 1) Just go for the win 2) Look around and make sure you're safe 3) Run like mad

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Six Remain
Six Remain

No time for play. All business.

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Eliminated
Eliminated
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Then There Were Two
Then There Were Two
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Laser Focused
Laser Focused

the Eliminator brings out the competitiveness in all of us.

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2013 Eliminator Photos.

Above pictures courtesy Teddy Foote and Deanna Ducher

I was Eliminated
I was Eliminated

Our friend Teddy Foote and Runner-Up Ian Daugherty

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Ready or Not...
Ready or Not...

GO!

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Tired Yet
Tired Yet

"Another one, already? Seriously!?"

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Fun for the Kids
Fun for the Kids

Coach Bill Lundberg treating the kids to a ride.

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Whose Last
Whose Last

You don't know? Neither do the runners. Remember, to win... don't be last.

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No Worries
No Worries
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Congratulations
Congratulations

You just won a prize...and survived one more lap.

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Then There Were Four
Then There Were Four

Daugherty, Calvert, Nikkila, and Perrin...all business.

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Last Two
Last Two

Epic battle! Shoulder to shoulder to determine the Eliminator. Doesn't get any better than this.

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Champs
Champs

2013 Champs. Elyse Lisznyai and Michael Nikkila

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2013 Eliminator Competitors
2013 Eliminator Competitors

What a tough group.

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the Eliminator
the Eliminator

Our favorite prize...a sticker reminding you that you lost.

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2013 Eliminator Champ, Michael Nikkila, enjoys a conversation with 2008 Olympic 1500m Silver Medalist, Nick Willis, after seeing him cruise to a 3:56 mile.
By the way, his Adidas spikes... awesome. 

Willis and The Running Institute put on a great event in Saline, MI on Aug 4, 2013. One of the Eliminator creators, Michael Nikkila, is enjoying a bit of Willis' post-race generosity.

Nikkila / Willis
Smiles All Around

Good luck at Worlds, Nick!

Pictures courtesy Kevin Walton