The American Record for the 2 mile run was set last year by Bernard Lagat, at 8:10.07 at a college meet.
This young man, Bernie Montoya, ran the 2 mile last night in 8:54.64! He is a senior from Cibola Highschool in Yuma, Arizona, who will be attending Arizona State University next year.
Watch for him folks in the next Olympics because this young man is SOOOOO fast he blurs by just like in the picture above. He is a wonderful young man, who is kind, humble and also very smart, very respectful
… and just a sweetheart.
Just like his parents, and sister, who I met last night, also.
GOOD LUCK BERNIE!
I’ll be rooting for you all the way!