Craig Martin jogged across the finish line, having dressed to the nines for a seven-mile run. At Saturday's Baltimore Running Festival, he ran the last leg of the relay race wearing a navy blue herringbone suit, tattersall shirt, blue-and-pink bowtie and suede shoes.
In the end, his footwear did him in.
"I'm going to have some bad blisters down there," said Martin, 41, of Rodgers Forge. "But I might wear this outfit in the half-marathon next year."
On a cool but muggy day, most of the 27,000 entrants stuck to shorts and T-shirts. Others got dolled up, hoping to stand out in a sea of runners.
"I was looking for a pick-me-up from the crowd,...