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|Subject: ||RE: Henry Rono training for masters mile record.|
I'm a 52-year old who has been around the sport practically since my birth as a coach's kid, a runner of very modest talent, and for the past 30-years, a high school coach myself. And I've always been a great fan of distance running.
In all of that time, two races stand out in my memory: One was John Ngugi's win at the 1992 World XC Championships when they were in Boston. Anyone who was there will always remember Ngugi's powerful run from the front.
And the other race was Henry Rono's 8:24 2-mile in the NCAA Indoor at Cobo Hall which Malmo has already alluded to. I have never seen a display of power by a distance runner as Mr Rono showed in the final laps of that race. I'm still in awe at the memory of it almost 30 years later.
Henry, thanks for the memories, and best of luck in your return to running. This was the only time I ever saw you run, but it is a memory I will treasure forever.
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