George Azarias ’07
George Azarias ’07
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Participating in the world’s longest race on horseback, GEORGE AZARIAS ’07 was disqualified, but only because he stopped to assist another rider who had been thrown from his horse and injured. Azarias was competing in August in the Mongol Derby, a relay through Mongolia covering more than 600 miles. A derivatives trader in Sydney, Australia, he stayed with the injured rider until medics arrived. Azarias was driven to another checkpoint to make up for the delay, formally disqualifying him in the race, but he crossed the finish line on horseback after nine days of riding. ... DEREK KILMER ’96, a Demo­cratic state senator from the state of Washington, was the top finisher in an Aug. 7 primary ­election for the open 6th District U.S. congressional seat. He will face Republi­can Bill Driscoll, who came in second, in the November election. Kilmer, the only Democrat in the race, received more than 50 percent of the votes to Driscoll’s 18 percent.