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John Simons Joins the Sub-4 Club

March 07, 2013

By Down the Back Stretch

Last weekend at Notre Dame, the Gophers' John Simmons joined an exclusive club by running a sub-4 minute Mile (Simons is the 397th U.S. runner to break 4 minutes in the Mile).  As an added bonus the result qualified him for this weekend's NCAA Indoor championships.  Below Simons talks about high school, his route to the University of Minnesota, and the magical sub-4.

Down the Backstretch:  In a Minnesota Daily story during XC season said that you didn’t believe you were good enough to run at the “Big Ten level” when you graduated from high school.  Why was that?  What was your high school career like?  When did you begin to believe you could compete at a higher level?

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