In each photo, catch the first (shorter) blue horizontal line – the mile times…
The night before, i was all excited about running in the morning. But when the morning came yesterday, it was really humid, and i just wasn’t feeling it, blah, blah, blah. Plus the time pressure of having an early High School tour.
But then, a runner. He unexpectedly came from behind and passed me as i finished the first warmup mile and stopped to stretch.
He was several hundred meters ahead when the stretching was done and i decided to see if i could catch him – slow and steady of course.
While the 6:06 split was nice, i had this crazy notion of trying a second attempt to go sub-six minutes. Had never attempted it because i thought it was impossible.
Significant human achievements, especially “firsts”, are rare. And they are rare because no human has ever done such a thing before. If we are lucky, we may see a few in our lifetimes.
What comes to mind from your own experience?
Tyson Gay, second fastest human ever, in the history of the world, is the ONLY human to run:
sub 10 in 100 meters
sub 20 in 200 meters
sub 45 in 400 meters
A few weeks ago, Tyson ran a 400 meters PR 44.89, to set the milestone above.
If you enjoy Track & Field or have a curiosity about the current hype between Tyson Gay, Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell – the three fastest humans of all time are running in the same lifetime, in the same meets – then you will probably enjoy this article from IAAF.org