The Terrier Invitational was held over the weekend on the campus of Boston University. Sadly, it was not actually a running competition for terrier dogs (guess we'll have to wait for Sunday's Puppy Bowl). But fortunately it was a meet that included Galen Rupp. And better still, it featured Rupp attempting to break the American record for the fastest indoor mile.
Kenya-born Bernard Lagat holds the U.S. record for the indoor mile (one of his many American records), running a 3:49.89 in 2005. And after Saturday, that's still the case. Paced by Stuart Ross and Dorian Ulrey, Rupp turned in a time of 3:50.92, missing the record by just 1.03 seconds.
But Rupp can now lay claim to being the second-fastest American in the indoor mile. And even if you know the result, it doesn't make the above video any less dramatic or exciting.