Mykytok

It's almost like they dropped the same photo of Mike Mykytok into two different scenes.
It’s almost like they dropped the same photo of Mike Mykytok into two different scenes.

I went down the Google rabbit hole and ended up looking at the list of past U.S. 10,000m champions. The name Mike Mykytok jumped out at me. It’s a name I hadn’t heard or seen since 1997 yet it was instantly familiar. I’m not sure why. My best guess is that I was paying very close attention to the U.S. 10,000m scene in 1997. That’s the year I ran the race at the Junior National meet. Or maybe I saw him run a good 10K at Stanford around that time. Or because he was a former Junior National champ at 10,000m and for nearly two years of high school and college I was focused on doing the same thing.

Who knows. Point is, running forms are like finger prints, aren’t they?