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2013 Track Chats: Meet 4:05 Miler Ben Malone

May 21, 2013

By Aaron Rich, MileSplit

MileSplit - Ben, you have been on a roll so far this outdoor season!  You won the Loucks Mile in a slower time (if you could call it that!), but an awesome tactical race.  Talk a bit about that…

Ben - Well I've been pretty happy overall with how its gone so far. This is really my first injury-free outdoor season and I'm truly enjoying it.  Penn didn't end up the way I had wanted it to, but I've learned a lot from that race and it can only help me for the future.  Loucks was a lot of fun, I went in there with no pressure and just wanted to enjoy myself and that's what I did. I knew I was capable of running with anyone in that field and I was happy to come out on top, but at the same time excited to race Edward Cheserek again the Dream Mile.

MileSplit - Then earlier this week you ran a NJ state record of 3:46.97 for 1500m, better than the 3:48.0 set by Kevin Byrne back in 1977.  What is it like to take down a record of such historical significance?

Ben - It's truly humbling to have my name on the same lists as some of the legends such as Kevin. He's an all-time great and to accomplish something that he did in high school really speaks to the significance of it. Truly an honor to have one of his records.

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