At the London Marathon last month, Portland's Ryan Vail finished tenth overall, running a new personal best of 2:10:57. After a marathon, professional runners generally take a little time off to heal their bodies and minds, then start to prepare for either a season of road racing or a season on the track. For Vail, it's time to hit the track again, with a goal to go and attack a sub-4 mile effort. We hope he'll accomplish the feat at this year's Portland Track Festival!
On the 60th anniversary of Roger Bannister becoming the first man to break four minutes in the mile, here's what a sub-4 mile would mean to Vail: