Just over 30 days from getting underway in Tokyo, I have been reminded of an interview I had nearly a decade ago with legendary Olympian Billy Mills when he spoke at a gathering in my home state of North Dakota.
For two days in 1921 the University of Chicago campus, considered to be one of the most picturesque in America, was front and center as the nation’s top collegiate track and field athletes gathered to compete in the NCAA national championship meet.
In the end, even the wind was no match for Renaldo Nehemiah.
The art of pole vaulting took Kaitlin Petrillose to distances far and wide. And to previously unseen heights.