You’re running on guts. On fumes. Your muscles twitch. You throw up. You’re delirious. But you keep running because there’s no way out of this hell you’re in, because there’s no way you’re not crossing the finish line. It’s a misery that non-runners don’t understand.
On this day in 1966: Jim Ryun ran a World Record Mile, with a time of 3:51.3, beating the previous 3:53.6. This time stood for a year until later broken by himself with a time of 3:51.1, the same year where he also set the indoor and outdoor World Record Half-Mile. He was 19 in 1966, and was the last US Male to hold the World Record in the event. Can you imagine being in College and running a world record?! It’s insane!