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Video: Mary Cain Sets US Women’s High School Indoor Mile Record

Racing against professional runners yesterday in the mile race at the New Balance Games in NY, Bronxville High School Junior Mary Cain set a new American record time of 4:32.78. Cain’s time broke a record that had stood since 1972 (a 4:38.5 mile by Debbie Heald).

Video of the race is available via Flotrack – it’s well worth a watch!

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Below is footage of Cain’s post race interview:

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This post was authored by Peter Larson. Pete is a recovering academic who currently works as an exercise physiologist, running coach, and writer. He's also a father of three and a fanatical runner with a bit of a shoe obsession. In addition to writing and editing this site, he is co-author of the book Tread Lightly, and writes a personal blog called The Blogologist. Follow Pete on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and via email.

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  1. Sam Hippely says:

    I enjoyed your article and videos that were posted. I have only one thing to disagree on. Don’t get me wrong, she is a phenomenal athlete and she is very talented for her age and will do many great things in her life especially in running. I believe that her times in the mile, and the 2 mile should not be counted as the American high school for a couple of reasons. One, she didn’t run those times in a high school race, she ran them in a professional race with all professional athletes. This pushed her to run that fast of a time, because in a high school race there would no way she could run that fast with no one pushing her. So in other words, she was helped to run those times so I believe she could not run those times in a high school track meet, where she would need to run that time to fairly have the American high school record. Other than that, I enjoyed your article and it was very well written.

  2. kamilothoris says:

    Now I know what all those shoes are for: running!

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