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Nationals Presidents Race to add fifth president to competition

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George, Abe, Thomas and Teddy are about to get some new competition.

Teddy finally claimed his first Presidents Race victory in seven seasons last year. Photo: Associated Press

The Washington Nationals will soon unveil a fifth president to their Presidents Race competition for the 2013 season.

The team will announce which of the other 40 American leaders will participate in the race at their annual fan fest on Saturday.

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In the seven seasons that the Nationals have run the race, the four presidents depicted on Mount Rushmore - George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt - have raced around the warning track at both RFK Stadium and Nationals Park.

Lincoln is the all-time wins leader in Presidents Race history, taking home 214 victories since 2006. Of course, Teddy didn't win a single race until this past season, when the Nationals won their first National League East title.

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