In 2008, Fresno finally got around to having another marathon, and of course the MAD FIGS were there. The Animal, a local celebrity, shattered all expectations by completing the race in an incredible 3 hours 31 minutes despite not doing any training whatsoever. Scott Dogg also finished the race with a less spectacular 5:19:59, but possibly still finishing first in the barefoot division.
Other notable personalities seen at the race included Jenny #3, finishing the half-marathon with an amazing time of 2:00:00 even; and frequent Septathalon competitor Ruth, who competed on a marathon relay team. Overall it was a good time, except for all the people who actually had to run the race.
The Fresno Marathon also seems to be trying to cash in on the Animal's popularity, including a prominent photo of him at the starting line on their Race Info Page. Rumor has it that discussions to change the event's name to the MAD FIGS Marathon could be happening soon.
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