After a stunning performance this past weekend from arguably the best collegiate athlete in NCAA history, we look back at a stunning career. Cheserek, only one year out of college at the University of Oregon, where he was a 17-time NCAA Division 1 champion, ran the second fastest mile of all time at Boston University on Saturday. His time, 3.49.44, is the second best indoor mile in world history behind the best miler ever Hicham El Gerrouj. He then also followed up by beating the world’s best with a 7.38 3k to boot, the very next day at the same complex.
Cheserek moved from Kenya to the US for his high school career, and quickly asserted himself as a force to be reckoned with. He won national titles for fun on the track and cross country, and didn’t stop there, after completing arguably the best collegiate career in track and field history. His blistering speed, and unbelievable endurance was largely unmatched at any level he completed at, and looks to remain just as dominant in his pro career.
Recently, one of our best English talents has tried to follow in the footsteps of this great, James West, who in his own right is a 3.58 miler. We very much look forward to watching him hopefully follow in Edward’s footsteps.
The level of talent and depth within the NCAA is sometimes mind boggling. Tevin Coleman, last year’s NCAA champion at the 100 metres, in the same year becoming world silver medallist ahead of the great Usain Bolt in London. There are many other stories of such happenings, even whilst athletes are still students!
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