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Poster: The Stache
Subject: RE: Tell a story about how you dropped the hammer on a bunch of fools when they counted you out
Well, I wasn't counted out. In fact, based on what happened, I'd say my rivals counted on me being competitive:
High school, senior year, District championship 1600m race. Two guys from another school, one of my team mates, and I were really the favored four. The rest were also-rans. One of the two guys from the other school, against whom I had many good races, looked at me on the start line and said, "you know I will win this, right?"
The two guys from other school apparently had all their team mates in on the gig. They got out fast in the first 200, formed a bit of a wall/box and then slowed it up after 400. I stupidly got trapped behind it, but I wasn't going to go out like some fool. Well, the two real players from that school got on through the melee, while their three chump team mates boxed me in, threw elbows, and tried to push me inside the rail on the curve. Meanwhile, the two were gapping the rest of us.
I dealt with the BS from 400 to about 600m, then laid back from them on the curve. On the front straight, I moved out to about lane 4 to get around them. Most of them were already tying up by this point anyway, having gone out way too fast for themselves (but "too slow" for me). As mentioned, they were chumps. At 800, I could see the other two were a few meters apart, and the back one was 10 or so meters ahead of me. I reeled him in over the next 150 or so, passing him on the back straight. I rode right up behind the leader on the curve, then got just up on his right shoulder on the straight. He did not want me to pass so he surged. I knew I just had to be in front when we hit that curve with under 400 to go.
So, I DROPPED THE HAMMER! I won by almost 4 seconds.
[Yes, I know I just recounted a 20 year old story from ***high school***, but it was awesome]
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