After over 500 consecutive losses,Washington Nationals mascot Teddy Roosevelt, seen here breaking the tape, outsprinted rivals Lincoln, Washington, and Jefferson to win his first race at Nationals Park. "Teddy had some excellent workouts on the track this summer," said Coach Jerry Alexander. "And his race today was tactically brilliant: Teddy exploited the gap created when the Philly mascot stormed onto the course to bludgeon the other competitors. Teddy's breakthrough performance was long overdue and richly deserved." According to the Washington Running Report, Roosevelt plans to continue racing into late October to stay fit for Club Cross Country Nationals, which will be held this December in Lexington, Kentucky.