On the way to this meet, when I was forced to trade in my family’s second car to fill up the gas tank of my truck—my main transportation to and from track meets--it occurred to me that the rising price of gas ($3.95 on February 22, 2013 at the Kangaroo Express on Moody Blvd. in Bunnell) and the declining mile record (3:43.13 on July 7, 1999 by Morocco’s Hicham El Guerrous in Rome’s Olympic Stadium) are definitely going in opposite directions. At the current rate, it won’t be long before we’ll all be forced to stay at home and be “Virtual Track” fans. Fortunately, Jason Byrne’s got that covered. (And he’s been improving on it for years.)
Ralph Epifanio was there in Bunnell for flrunners.com where a bunch of Northeast Florida teams did battle.