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USTR Staffers Participate in the Capitol Challenge

Today, on a rainy day in Washington, D.C., 15 USTR staff members ran in the 30th Capital Challenge. It is a three-mile race for runners and wheel chair athletes from the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the Federal Government, as well as members of the media. Proceeds from the race benefit the Special Olympics of Washington, D.C.

Under the rules of the race each team must have a senior official of the agency as its captain. The three USTR teams were led by Stan McCoy, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Intellectual Property and Innovation; Luis Jimenez, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Legislative Affairs; and Jim Sanford, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Small Business, Market Access, and Industrial Competitiveness. USTR teams included runners from nine offices within the agency. Jim Sanford also took home the award for fastest sub-Cabinet level Male.

Among executive branch teams, USTR’s “Fast Trackers” took fifth place honors. “Deal Makers” and “Special Three-Oh-Run” finished in 15th and 23rd places, respectively.