Here's the news we received 17 year old Oliver Bear Don't Walk (that is the kid's name, he is Native American. Great name for a runner) set the 50k junior record by running 6:07 pace for 50k to run 3:10:07. He went through the marathon in 2:39:57.
Email we received:
Oliver Bear Don't Walk a 17 year old soon to be Senior at Nooksack Valley High School in Everson, WA competed in the Pacific Northwest 50k-Track this morning in Bellingham, WA. Oliver ran the 125 lap 50k in 3:10:07 (6:07 pace) breaking the former american junior 50k record of 4:21:09 set in 1984 by Danny Wilcoxson (USATF source). He has been running about 130 miles a week in training for this race and upcoming national championships.
Oliver run's for Joel Pearson and the Harrier Track Club. (He does not compete for his HS)
Oliver placed 14th in the usatf junior 10k in June!
Pacific Northwest 50k - Track
Civic Field Stadium, Bellingham, WA 98226
Thursday, August 12th, 2010
1. Oliver Bear Don't Walk, 17 3:10:07
Tom Bradley, 15, DNF 15,400 meters
Cory Jenkins, 23, DNF 12,510 meters
(he split the marathon in 2:39:57)
Oliver ran a marathon in 2:37 this spring.