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Buzz Worthy? WMA 2009 Videos

Fitness World Record

Have you ever seen a world record unfold before your very eyes?

Ever catch one on video?

Last summer, in Finland, I did both.

The “buzz” afterwards was that it was the equivalent of Roger Banister breaking (1956) the four-minute mile barrier.

Pushing the limits, even if it’s simply walking in your very first 5k, is what doing the impossible is all about. It’s about you, your goals, and going after them.

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Wait There’s More

What do Guido Mueller and Roger Bannister have in common?

Most people know Roger Bannister was the first person (1956) to run one mile in less than four-minutes.

So what did Guido Muller do? By the way, this is the same Guido as in yesterday’s post.

People who know, claim that what Guido Muller did in August at the 2009 Master’s Track & Field World Championships in Finland, is equivalent to what Roger Bannister did – humanly impossible.

I was there when it happened. In fact, I was filming all the 400 meter final races. And then this happened:

Impossible is nothing. Carpe diem.

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You Can Observe A Lot

“You can observe a lot by watching.” – Yogi Berra

What did you learn from watching Germany’s Guido Mueller, age 70, break that world record?

I learned age is a state of mind.  And the longer you wait to believe this, the harder it must be to do something about it.

I also learned it’s better late than never – otherwise, my wife and I wouldn’t be parents.

What are you waiting for?  For the people around you, will you be an example, or a warning?  Carpe diem.

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Can Barely Walk

Last night I could barely walk.  Foot pain.  Left heel.  Why?  Not sure.

Some of you know I represented the United States at the 2009 Masters Track & Field World Championships in Lahti, Finland.  The first week of August seems like so long ago, when in fact, it wasn’t.  Since then, I’ve completely tapered off on training. Completely.

So why the pain?

What is amazing to me, and something I tried to hide in the Lane 8 blog posts before traveling to Finland, is that I was actually able to compete at all.

“Then why put yourself through all this”?, is a common question.  Roger Bannister, the first human to break the four-minute mile barrier, said it best:

“I sometimes think that running has given me a glimpse of the greatest freedom a man can ever know, because it results in the simultaneous liberation of both the mind and body…..  The runner does not know how or why he runs.  He only knows that he must run…..  We run, not because it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves”. — Roger Bannister 1956

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Germany’s Guido Muller Reveals Success Secret

Germany’s Guido Muller reveals his secret to running success, moments after smashing the M70 400 meters World Record at the WMA Masters Track & Field World Championships in Lahti, Finland.

Surprised by his answer? I am and I’m not.

Surprised that it’s so blunt.  Not surprised because life is like this – pretty obvious.

Carpe diem, jeff noel in Lane 8 🙂