If you think that the 2017 Fathers' Day 8K race would come down to a duel between Ryan Witters and Joe Wiggy, you should think again. Following days of speculation that Patrick Murphy has been plotting a long-anticipated return to competitive running, leaked documents from transparency group Klimmyleaks (seen below) confirm that Murphy has indeed thrown his hat into the FD8K ring.
A race official with close ties to the FD8K, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject, confirmed that the newly released documents demonstrate beyond the shadow of a doubt that Murphy has indeed registered and intends to run. Said the anonymous source, "it appears that someone entered Murphy's name into the registration section of the FD8K website, took a screen shot of the image, and posted the image on a blog." There you have it.
The race will be held on June 18 on the C&O Canal Towpath. Registration is available HERE. Stay tuned to this blog for the details of this rapidly developing story.