A mighty segment ruler laughs at feeble attempts to knock them down. Many lesser humans try. When the day comes that a superior runner takes the crown of segment leader, the former rulers never take the demotion well. When you are no longer on top of a course record list the days are darker. Life isn’t nearly as exciting. Hope is lost. What more is there?
What if there were no engineers? How different would running be these days? No fitness trackers? No map my run? WHAT? NO MAP MY RUN?!?! No GPS watches. Would running even be possible? How could anyone run in the old days? The days before all of this technology.
This week’s Throwback Thursday is two of the best track races ever run. In a Q&A with Athletics Weekly, the great Haile Gebrselassie was asked, of all his achievements what was his favorite memory? He responded with two memories.