"Concord-Carlisle’s Tom Ratcliffe captured his first outdoor All-State title yesterday and took down a local running legend in the process.
Racing the 2-mile in oppressive conditions on the Westfield State track, the Stanford-bound Ratcliffe ran his second mile in 4 minutes, 29 seconds for an electronic-timed, meet record finish of 9:00.52. That time put him a blink in front of 1982 Boston Marathon and three-time New York City Marathon winner Alberto Salazar’s hand-timed run back in 1975 when Salazar was a senior at Wayland High.
It’s been an epic week for Ratcliffe, who became the fastest Massachusetts high school miler ever when he clocked a sizzling 4:01.5 at the Adrian Martinez Classic on Thursday. He captured the Division 2 title in the 2-mile last Sunday at Norwell in a meet record 9:03.54."
Plus, this is also a perfect excuse to share a clip from one of the best sitcoms ever, Sports Night:
Dan and Casey will always be my favorite sports anchors https://t.co/mpFIO6MND8— Mark Van Deusen (@LucidSportsFan) June 6, 2016
Unfortunately, Casey was mistaken--as mentioned in the quote above, Salazar won three NYC marathons, not four.