By Blake Boldon
Not too long ago I was scouring the internet looking for some old race results and I stumbled upon a 5k road race from the summer of 1996. That summer the Olympics were hosted in Atlanta and there were some incredible races run on American soil in the months of June, July and August. Mine was not one of them.
I was entering my junior year of high school in my small hometown of Osceola, Iowa and training like never before. Having qualified for the state cross country meet the previous fall, I was logging summer miles with dreams of improving on my 56th place finish in the Class 2A state championship. Here is the result I found: