Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Derrick the Dream Runner

Ever dreamed about that perfect run? I know I have. Chris Derrick of Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville came awfully close on Sunday at the Arcadia Invitational, a major meet in California. This gifted Illinois runner ran 13:55.96 to blow away a strong field in the 5,000 meters. It was the sixth-fastest time ever by a high school runner in an all high school-runner field at that distance. It put him in rare air with all-time greats such as Steve Prefontaine and Craig Virgin. Check out this video. It's inspiring.

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