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Best Distance Running Video Compilation

As the collegiate and professional Track and Field seasons are coming into full swing I find myself spending more and more time watching race footage of today’s best competitive runners. They are all very inspiring and incredible athletes. However, today’s greats would not be where they are today if not for the amazing runners in years past.

I searched for the best compilation of the great races of all time and the video below was by far the best (for men). It features Steve Prefontaine, Sebastian Coe, Hicham El Guerrouj, Kenenisa Bekele, Billy Mills, Bernard Lagat, and more.


I feel blessed that I am the type of person who’s heart races and blood pumps faster while watching a video like this. It reminds me that I am alive and motivates me to work hard and become the best runner I can. The athletes in this video earned every second of glory they received from participating in these storied races. Mucho blood, sweat, and tears over the span of years got them to these peak performances. Their effort has paid dividends for not just themselves but also for today’s runners who strive to see where they stack up in running history.

Tonight I’m going to the NCAA West Regional Track and Field meet at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Check back tomorrow for my highlight commentary, some admittedly sub-par photos, and maybe even some corny video footage from the stands.

Hope you enjoyed the compilation…

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