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7-year-old sets Junior Olympics record in 1500 while running barefoot

August 04, 2015

Skandera posted a time of 5:08.52 to set a national age-group record and break the meet record by three seconds and did it without shoes.

From USA Today High School Sports

Daniel Skandera from Santa Rosa, Calif., is only 7-years-old and already holds the world record in the Mile for 5-year-olds, 6-year-olds and 7-year-olds.

He added another mark to his lengthy resume when he won the 7-8 boys 1500 meter race at the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships in Jacksonville, Fla., this weekend.

But what made his crowd-pleasing performance more unique — he ran barefoot.

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Tags: usatf junior olympic championships (1) , daniel skandera (1)

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