I didn't think I could be prouder of the Young Relative, who ran in the Junior Olympics in Houston this past week, until I heard that after the race he went up to the winner, shook his hand, and said, "Good race!"
"Good" being an understatement: the Missouri boy who won set a new national record and beat his nearest competitor by 12 seconds. He has not lost a race since age 10. His time would have beaten that of even the older boys.
Let's just hope he and the YR end up running on the same college team.
The YR's father reports that he was glad the race was scheduled for early in the morning, as the day was already almost unbearably hot and humid.