3) Finally, there’s Natasha Argent, who apparently dressed as Usain Bolt, since she ran the second 20k of the race in 48 minutes, after running the first 20k in 2:17:30. Her amazing negative splits prompted an investigation, after which she reportedly returned the medal she so proudly posed with.
As you’ve probably guessed, the Pancake Mile is similar to the Beer Mile in that you consume a pancake, run a quarter-mile, then repeat three more times.
Each lovely disk of fluffiness must be “a standard pancake” of at least 50 grams. Maple syrup is optional.
And while I would love to see Flap Jack take on this event, I expect that next-level breakfast food racing will come from the folks at RunDisney, who could probably make yet another fortune by sponsoring the Tonga Toast Mile. Now that’s a real challenge!
I don’t want to be the only web site without a Prince-related post. So, as far as I can determine, Prince did not run (although he did have an album called HITnRUN), except for this one occasion when he was being chased by three young women.
This video was so inspiring I went out and ran my fastest mile in almost three years. You’ll need to watch it twice, because the first time you won’t notice University College Cork runner Phil Healy until the very end. The second viewing will show you the remarkable gap she made up to win the Irish Universities Athletics Association Womens 4 x 400m Relay for UCC.
A screenshot shows Healy trailing by about 50 meters with 250 meters to go in the race. Healy’s at the far right.
The excitement of the announcers only adds to the experience, as they describe Healy coming back “from the depths of hell” to overtake the leaders. And yes, it’s a hashtag.
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April 20, 2016 at 12:02