People think Weldon and I communicate a lot. We do talk but there isn't a lot of info exchanged as it's like talking to yourself and frustrating. I mean the biggest mitake we ever made is calling ourselves co-founders as no one is in charge.
Anyway, I'm reading the front page at lkunch and they have the prediction contest winners on there. I'm like, "Wait ,won't this be the one I won? How can that be? I don't remember anyone asking me about how I did it and asking questions about myself to profile me."
Sure enough I click on the link and read the article. First there is this, "However, going forward we’re going to make owners of LetsRun.com ineligible for prizes." There was no "we" in that decision at all. That's a lie. That's the first I've heard of it. And then there is no profile of me.
So I will profile myself.
Finishing in 3rd place was Robert Johnson of Baltimore, Maryland. In high school, he had an injury plagued career but was lucky enough to be coached by the great John Kellogg. In college, he attended Princeton University where his claim to fame was winning the intramural mile championship and being the roommate of 3:38 1500 runner Scott Anderson and Running With The Buffaloes author Chris Lear.
Despite never running in college, Robert found himself coaching the men's distance squad of a a D1 team (Cornell) before he turned 30 thanks to the fact that he was the twin brother of 28:06 10,000 meter man Weldon Johnson and the fact that he ran 67 for the half and 2:23 for the marathon after college. At Cornell, he was part of the greatest championship run in any men's NCAA sport that all 8 teams compete in (so ignoring like wrestling, men's gymnastics, etc) in the history of the Ivy League (8 straight Ivy titles).
He recently became a Dad and hasn't been running much. He's proud to have broken 10:00 pace on a 3. 6mile run last weekend with his old roommate Scott Anderson, who can still run 4:32 for the mile. As for shoes, he normally wears UnderArmour to support the city of Baltimore, and loves how you can just slip them on, so he's not sure what he'll get. He actually does have a pair of HOKA ONE ONE MAFATE that he bought on sale and likes so he'll get something similar to that.