SOO many people wanted to take pictures with me, probably because I was COVERED in colors. I got hit hard during the race. I did 2 tv interviews with local Chinese crews, and had countless photographers (and random people) ask to take pictures of or with me. Everyone was in super high spirits after the race. It’s nice being a part of something bigger than yourself once in awhile. 

Degen Hill

About: Degen Hill is a travel junkie, gym enthusiast, and avid writer who currently resides in Beijing. He is a 28-year-old graduate of Eastern Washington University where he studied Spanish & Communications and quickly learned that life's too short to not travel. Degen is aggressively realistic, open-minded, sarcastic, curious, and results-driven.

Currently: Degen graduated from Tsinghua University with a Master's of Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy in Beijing. He is now a reporter and editor for the political magazine China Today (今日中国). His Chinese language ability is a work in progress and enjoys the challenge. He is currently living in Andingmen (Right above the Forbidden City).