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Stripped-down road race raises eyebrows, cash (photos)

Annual Santa Speedo Sprint in seventh year

Scantily clad ompetitors run down Lark Street in Albany during the 7th Annual Santa Speedo Sprint on Saturday.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Scantily clad ompetitors run down Lark Street in Albany during the 7th Annual Santa Speedo Sprint on Saturday.
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Not every race is about winning. At the 7th Annual Santa Speedo Sprint on Saturday afternoon, along a quarter-mile stretch of Lark Street, the real goal was to be noticed. And while runners in their underwear will generally cause an onlooker to do a double take, people stepped up their game to get attention from the hundreds lining the street for the highly anticipated race. Aside from holiday accompaniments to the Speedo, like a Santa ...


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