One of the most exciting races at the NCAA Championships was the Men’s 5000m.
Olin Hacker is an athlete from the University of Wisconsin. Olin’s dad, and two uncles won Wisconsin high school titles, and his father, Tim, won NCAA cross country title and the NCAA 5000m title. Olin has had injury issues, as well as COVID. In the 2022 NCAA, Olin ran his race in the 5000m, and used a 54.5 last lap to hold off a 3:52 miler, and add a second 5,000m title at the NCAA’s to the family list of achievements.
His picture and his response says it all. He was surprised, don’t you think! Or was it a look of joy at reaching a goal?
Olin Hacker takes the NCAA 5,000m! June 10, 2022, photo by Kevin Neri
Wednesday, June 15, 2022: Take it easy, get in a walk, take a nap, and read a book.
Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."
Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."
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