The Flash, in full regalia, has been conserving his energy for the last hour or so as the set-up for the endurance run. But now, he's in the starting area, drinking some water, pondering a 30-second power nap, even. Cracking his knuckles in anticipation of who his opponent might be.
Looking around to the crowd, feeling a mild bit of butterfly-stomach. Fastest Man Alive, c'mon. What's to worry about?
Why... are those people getting naked over there?