Sunday, March 8, 2009

Galen Rupp Breaks 4 Minute Mile Indoor- Gabe Jennings Returns!

Galen Rupp just got one more monkey off his back- a sub 4 minute mile. He ran 3:57.86 on the U of Washington's oversized indoor track. Gabe Jennings, an Olympian from 2000, made a surprise showing and ran 3:58 for third. Gabe is a free spirit that took a break from running in 2002 to bike from Tucson, AZ to Brazil (6,000 miles)on a 30 year old 10 speed. Along the way he was robbed a few times, assulted by coconut wielding monkeys, and became deathly ill stricken with hepatitis. Check out this 2003 feature in Track & Field News about Gabe's adventures. Amazing stuff.

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