Dead last is perfect


Lane 8 is the worst lane in the one lap 400-meter sprint. Runners remain in their lanes, with the fastest runners in the middle lanes and the second slowest runner in lane one and the slowest is in the outside lane (8) – huge disadvantage because you cannot see the other seven runners, until they pass you.

That’s the lane i want. Yes, i want the worst lane, and, i don’t care if i come in last.

Lane 8, in the finals. At the world championships.

You can be dead last and still be the eighth best in the world.


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August 2009 traveling to Finland for Masters World Championships

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Note: A big track meet = 2009 Masters Track & Field World Championships

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not that kind of balance, work life balance

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Clermont, Florida - National Training Center

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