As I walked behind the start line last weekend of the 2011 Paul Short Invitational something caught my eye...Hundreds of people were lined up in this particular race and my eyes were drawn to one runner. Not sure why, just one of those moments I guess...Yes, after 2500 college and high school athletes previewed the muddy, rain soaked course and several races completed their competitions this misguided young man wore his FiveFingers to the line. Out of something similar to morbid curiosity I checked the results and found he placed 10 spots from last in his race...Once again proving that no elite distance runner would ever race in this $110 overpriced gimmick. As a coach, it's really painful to see this and makes you realize some people will jump on any bandwagon and will believe anything they read or hear...Somehow in the wiring upstairs they justify, legitimatize and validate----madness.
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