"As I looked over at the clock and saw 3:59.97 next to my name, I was completely euphoric. Seconds earlier my body was as heavy and exhausted as it had ever been. In an instant, I felt immortal."
It wasn't his "official" first since it was anchor leg for the Villanova DMR.
Brown comes from an athletically talented family as he is the brother of former NFL kicker and has another brother who's a kicker at Nebraska.
Michael Crawley explains how Bannister's sub-4 actually has a lot in common with Nike's sub-2 hour marathon project. Even if low tech by today's standards, at the time there were actually concerns about the legitimacy of Bannister's approach.
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
Muhumed missed a chance at a PR after colliding with Slagowski's pacer as he dropped out, but wasn't bitter about the accident.
*MB: Slagowski's rabbit tripped a competitor
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."
Slagowski' has a lot of natural speed and his training isn't super high volume so he should have "room to grow" in college. Hays shares a couple key speed and tempo workouts and says Slagowski's never gone over 60 mpw.
Jim Ryun and Lukas Verzbicas are the only two to go sub-4 in HS-only competition. Bring Back The Mile is giving out free In-N-Out Burger cards to 1,000 spectators if someone goes sub-4.
It's available tomorrow on iTunes and Amazon.
4.59-seconds is a lot of time to take off for a guy who's already improved a ton this year as he only ran 4:14 last year.
*MB: 11 boys run 4:09.70 or better full mile in one race at Azusa Meet Of Champs Dunne beat Austin Tamagno and Eduardo Herrera Madera who were both also sub-4:05.
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.”
Murphy, the 2015 USAs 4th placer in the 800, got a surprising trip to Beijing last year when Nick Symmonds withdrew.
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
Candace Hill tops the list with Grant Fisher's and Matthew Maton's 3:59.38 miles next.
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.
Hudgins has a rare autoimmune disease which has hindered his training and life since college. However, he has persevered and ran 3:59.67 to place 5th at the Sir Walter Miler.
*MB: Brandon MF Hudgins!!!! Sub-4 and more