"Oh, I'm excited, it's the Wanamaker Mile! It's THE indoor event. Everyone looks forward to it. It's on TV. I've watched it on TV as a kid."
Drew Hunter won the race in 3:58.92.
Women's race has Amanda Eccleston, Morgan Uceny, Nicole Tully, Heather Kampf, Cory McGee.
*Meet The Competitors: Drew Hunter Has 8 Siblings And Wants To Run An Ultra One Day
*Before He Was A Runner Johnny Gregorek Was A Baseball Pitcher And Has Been Dating His Girlfriend Since Sophomore Year Of HS
*Nicole Tully Once Competed In AN Oreo Case Race And Finished The Whole Package In 14-Minutes
*Donnie Cowart Used The Childhood Game "Red Rover" To Flirt With Girls "I would picked two cute girls to run between. I’d intentionally not break through, so I got to hold their hands!"
*Morgan Uceny Spent Her Childhood Summers Helping Her Mason Dad Carry Bricks And Mortar "I was working on my tan and my muscles simultaneously."
*A Whole Bunch More "Meet The Competitor" Features On The Sir Walter Miler Home Page
Hunter was dealing with the effects when he ran 3:58 at the Bowerman mile, but didn't know he had Lyme.
Disappointingly, Hunter and Slagowski will be in separate races.
*MB: Slagowski AND tamagno headlining national mile at PRE
*MB: Get Slagowski in Prefontaine Bowerman Mile
Slagowski On Racing Drew Hunter: "I think it'd be a really interesting race," Slagowski said. "I think I could put up a good fight against him."
Hunter: "A race like Penn, the goal is always to win. I'd like to make Penn as memorable a last race as possible. Will I go out in 1:55 and die? That might be what I have to do."
Webb: “Drew is very strong, stronger than I was as a distance runner. But he’s also strong in his perspective, and that’s what is going to make him ultimately succeed. I admire him, and I’m proud of him. I couldn’t have asked for a better guy to take all my records away.”
Other vault action around the globe included US's Sandi Morris setting a 4.80m PB and Greece's World bronze medalist Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou clearing 4.75m. Elsewhere, Italian HJer Gianmarco Tamberi got a 2.33m victory.
*Did You Know Drew Hunter Wasn't The Fastest Teenager In The ATI Race? 19-year-old Aussie Morgan McDonald was fourth in 3:57.83
Drew Hunter will be in the 3000 with Bernard Lagat and Garrett Heath.
Hunter will line up with Matt Centrowitz, Leo Manzano and other pros on January 30th.
*DyeStat Article On Hunter Being Coached From Afar By LRC Poster Tom "Tinman" Swartz For a recent workout Schwartz talked to Hunter through Facetime during a workout and gave instructions in between each interval.
Schwartz (a well known LRC poster) thinks Hunter will easily break 4-minutes.