The Nationals racing presidents once again stretched beyond the boundaries of track & field as their week of Olympic tributes continued at Nationals Park. After taking on swimming on Friday, the mascot team stayed in the virtual water Saturday with their own unique take on an Olympic sailing regatta. George, Tom, Abe and Teddy entered … Continue reading Racing presidents take on Olympic sailing via Segways fitted with sails
Just one day after Abe Lincoln blatantly stole a race while riding a tricycle, the Great Emancipator was at it again. On Wednesday night at Nationals Park, the presidents ran a 2-wheel relay, with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson running the first leg aboard Segway personal transporters, and Abe Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt running the … Continue reading Video: Abe beats Teddy again, this time both on bikes
As promised, the Nationals moved the presidents race back to the first base line for Friday’s outing, but despite getting a rare second chance, the result was the same for poor Teddy Roosevelt. In the 4th inning, the presidents competed aboard Segway personal transporters, and despite his height, Jefferson managed to outmaneuver the other racing … Continue reading Video: Presidents race twice. Abe ambushes Teddy in the 13th inning. TJ takes two.
The Washington Nationals returned to town Friday night for a short homestand of interleague play against the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals, sandwiched at either end with starts by rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg. President Barack Obama joined the sellout crowd on Friday to see his beloved White Sox take on the Nationals new … Continue reading Racing presidents chase White Sox Southpaw on Segways
The racing presidents pulled out all the stops for the standing room only crowd of 41,985 tonight at Nationals Park, completing the homestand against the Boston Red Sox with a multi-vehicle presidents race relay. Abe Lincoln and George Washington competed in the first leg, riding Segway personal transporters along the left field warning track toward … Continue reading Racing presidents run relay on segways & bicycle taxis
Perhaps Teddy Roosevelt has a short memory, having been disqualified in the past for attempting to motor his way to victory. Perhaps he thought his antics would go unchallenged by the light crowd on hand for Saturday’s rain delay make-up game vs. the Phillies. Either way, by the time Teddy entered Nationals Park on a … Continue reading Teddy races on a Segway, but starts late
From YouTube member jjqb08 comes this video of Sunday’s presidents race in which fans were treated to the site of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt running the race aboard Segway personal transporters. As the video makes perfectly clear, the stunt was made possible courtesy of City Segway Tours. It was a … Continue reading Presidents Race Video: Presidents race on Segways