Runner Dylan Sorensen simply set a brand new world report for the quickest mile whereas dribbling a basketball. Impressed by ESPN’s latest Michael Jordan documentary The Final Dance, Sorensen paid homage to the basketball legend by donning a Jordan jersey, and breaking the present report with a brand new finest time of 4 minutes 37 seconds.
“I grew up taking part in basketball,” he says within the IGTV video documenting his run — which he accomplished on his thirtieth birthday. “I am from Indiana, which is, when you’ve ever seen Hoosiers, you understand that in each different state it is simply basketball, however that is Indiana.”
Sorensen coaches observe and discipline on the College of Carolina, which he says has the “most iconic basketball program on the earth,” and so when his milestone birthday got here round, he determined it was the right alternative to do this problem.
“Two of my best passions in life have been basketball and observe and discipline,” he says, “and so I believed what higher means than combining each of them to have fun my thirtieth birthday.”
He provides that he is “been coaching actually exhausting” forward of the run, however that he was solely capable of get his fingers on a basketball and observe the dribbling half a few week beforehand: “I have never fairly had the everyday preparation one would in pursuit of a world report, however that is why that is an atypical world report.”