I know there are other threads on this but I wanted to start this one as the official Josh McD thread.
Josh is the man.
He won the 5k tonight at ic4as in 14:00.49 He had to go out in 2:09 as the FDU kid was taking it out hard. He absolutely blew away the Kenyan in the last 200. His last 300 was 43.4 but really it was all in a huge sick burst from 150 to 50. He totally let up the last 50.
I timed the rest. Just 22:57.96 later, he started the 10k.
His splits were 456, 950, 1449.53, (1527 5k) 1934.40, 2426.51 (2540),30:22.90. He won easily after taking the lead with say 1300 to go. Last 3 laps of 68.9, 69.82, 70.98.
So the 5ks were 15:27 and 14:55.
He is entered in the 1500 tomorrow morning. The first heat goest off at 10:50 am. He's in the 2nd heat.
The double in a single day is unprecedented. Villanova's Dick Burekle and Penn State's Greg Fredericks won both the 5k/10k in the same year in the past but back then the races were on separate days.