Sunday, February 03, 2013

Forget the Super Bowl, distance runners rule!

The highlight of the sports weekend happened in ... Boston. 2013 Track and Field season officially opened at an indoor meet in Boston. Talk about excitement and competition! Galen Rupp got upset in the 3000 m.

But the highlight was a new running prodigy, a Salazar-trained high school girl from New York, Mary Cain, who finished third in an international Olympic-caliber field, taking 17 seconds off the two mile high school record. An exciting race! And this even though the winner, also the world record holder, won by 30 seconds! The real race was to see if the high school kid could hang in. And boy did she!

Nothing in the Super Bowl will match this, I suspect. Distance runners earn my admiration far more than football players.

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