Attendance figures were ‘close-but-no-cigar’ all weekend long as the Relays missed three attendance marks by less than 1,000 fans. Today’s gathering of 49,831 is among the greatest ever.

The 2008 crowds and attendance records:

Thursday — 23,567 (Record: 25,189 in 2005)
Friday — 39,904 (Record: 39,943 in 2006)
Saturday — 49,831 (Record: 50,827 in 2002)
Three-Day Total — 113,302 (Record: 114,194 in 2006)