Last Updated on January 22, 2010 by Jimson Lee
One Mile Runner Tours 20 North American Cities to Inspire Older Runners to Run Faster
Masters Miler David O’Meara is traveling throughout the United States and Canada this summer to accomplish a feat he calls 20/20/20<5@45.
Simply translated, it’s 20 “Mile” races, in 20 weeks, in 20 different North American cities, in less than 5 minutes each, at 45 years old.
O’Meara was ranked 6th nationally in 2007 in the M40 age group for the Mile.
Of interest in the Pacific Northwest, Head Quarters of Speedendurance.com, I see his schedule listed:
Race #13 – July 26 – Sea Cavalcade Mile, Gibsons, BC, Canada
Race #14 – August 2 – Mardi Gras Mile, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Race #15 – August 10 – USA Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Spokane, WA
I hate to break the news to him, but the USA Masters Nationals is a 1500 meter, and not a Mile (1609 meters)… so what’s he going to do? Run an additional 109 meters after the finish line like Tommie Smith in 1967?
The good news is he, like me, will be in a new M45 age group at Spokane! Good Luck David!
Here is a copy of his Press Release:
Sarasota, Florida – April 7, 2008 — David O’Meara, creator of www.OneMileRunner.com, is traveling throughout the United States and Canada this summer to accomplish a feat he calls 20/20/20<5@45. That's completing 20 one mile races, in 20 weeks, in 20 different North American cities, in less than 5 minutes each -- at 45 years old. With races as far reaching as Florida, British Columbia, New York, Alaska, and Hawaii, O'Meara's mission is to inspire older athletes to run faster.
O’Meara will be using Web 2.0 technology while he travels to journal, blog, and podcast about his experiences, insights and newfound friends. He welcomes visitors to pose questions to him or his personal team of experts. Addressing the topics that affect every aspiring athlete over 30, this team of experts will help older runners understand the importance of proper biomechanics, training, nutrition, and recovery.
O’Meara, an inspirational speaker and coach, was ranked 6th nationally in 2007 for the one mile 40-44 age group with a time of 4:37 (13mph) and a personal best in 2006 at 4:24.
O’Meara will be sharing his training methods, performance techniques and improvement processes with running clubs and local organizations in each of the cities he visits. His inaugural race is May 10th in Tarpon Springs, FL, but you can begin to follow his training regimen and tour preparations starting today. For a complete list of open practices, races and speaking engagements, please visit www.OneMileRunner.com