No. 64 [Runners]

Photo by James Rogers

“During my senior year when we broke our school 4×800 record, I got to anchor that team, and when I got the baton, I knew we were cutting it really close. So, I took it out hard. I came around, and coach was screaming at me: ’54, 54!’ I had never gone nearly that fast before, but I’m like, All right, well, just gotta keep going now. I get around 200 meters left, and I hear my principal yelling, ‘You’re a beast! You’re an animal!’ That gave me the confidence to just keep going. Finished the race strong, we broke the record by a second—7:58.73. Coach had me splitting a 1:54.8 on his watch, and that was by far my fastest. It was a good race.”

Author: James Rogers

James founded Hooray Run in 2014. He hosts the project's podcast, Hooray Run Podcast, which began in April 2017 and streams on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Overcast. Celebrate every step!

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