Woody Kincaid Breaks Down His 12:58 for 5,000m (No. 5 U.S. All-Time!)
“We warmed up on the Hollister trail in the dark and then we just pop out into these lights. There were thousands of people there. It was everyone that I knew. It was like a dream. There’s my mom. There’s my best friend. There are my teammates. It’s like I walked into a dream. It was like a quidditch match and kind of what it felt like – walking out of the Forbidden forest and into a quidditch match. It was nuts..If you were there, it was magic. It was a hometown crowd. The only way it gets better is if I go to my old high school and invite my friends to come watch me break the American record on my high school track.” – Woody Kincaid
The Woodman cometh back on the podcast, This week, Woody Kincaid became the 5th fastest American of all-time and the eighth man to run under 13-minutes when he won the Portland 5,000 in 12:58.10 at the Michael Johnson track on Nike’s campus. Lopez Lomong and Matt Centrowtz finished behind him and both notched the 2020 Olympic standard.
In this episode, Woody breaks down in full detail every aspect of that race. How he rebounded from injury in the past 18 months. How much did the atmosphere factor into the performance? Should Matt Centrowitz stay at the 1,500? What’s it like being undefeated and now faster than Galen Rupp? Is the beef with Paul Chelimo squashed? And much more…
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