07-09-2007 - Chicago '06 A Bust, BUT...

I received something in the mail the other day that made the bust not actually be all that bad!

I ran with 1996 1500m Olympian Paul McMullen for about 9 miles during the race, very cool nice dude. No he didn't attempt any sub 4:00 min miles out there!

Anyway I recently received an autographed photo running the race with him!

Add to it an autographed copy of Runners World where he owns the cover.

These are definitely keepers for my historical running memorabilia...

McMullen became widely known as the big dude in the mile, pretty much looks like a linebacker. Lost toes in a lawm mower accident, but 8 months later went on to make the Olympic Team in the 1500m for the US. Check out Paul's site here!

Quite an honor to run with him, let alone receive an autographed photo of it!

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