Evan Jager, photo by PhotoRun.net
In a race I will probably never forget, Evan Jager ran his heart out in the steeplechase, clipped the final barrier, hit the ground, ran through the finish and ran 8:00.45. I estimate that he was on 7:56 pace!
I decided after the kilometer to try and do a live report, and here is what I did. You here it as I saw it. My surprise when Evan Jager fell and my absolute frustration that Omega, the timing sponsors, could not get their damn app working nor provide us with basic times during the meet.
But, that is for another column.
Evan Jager has been one of my favorites for a long time. Today, he became an immortal. Soon, he will break 8 minutes in the steeple.
And neither I nor anyone else in the stadium will ever forget this race.
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