May 4, 2017
My guest today is Reed Fischer, a record setting distance runner for Drake University. This past week, Reed toed the line in the Drake Relays 5k with a years worth of what we call "fuel for the fire". At last year's race, Reed knew he had a shot at both the title and the Drake University 5k record of 14:00. Despite an outstanding effort, as he explains in the episode, he was out kicked at the line and was .03 seconds off the record. But this year was a different story and he took home both the win and the school record (by 12 seconds no less!) in dramatic fashion.
The funny thing is, Reed was barely recruited out of high school and was one of the slower incoming freshman on the team. Through his hard work and his attitude on the sport, he stayed consistent over the years and become a national caliber athlete. The really cool thing about Reed is that he is so well balanced. When they say, "how you do one thing is how you do everything" Reed is definitely the person they had in mind. To paraphrase the Office, "The dictionary defines superlative as the highest kind, quality, or order, surpassing all else or others. Supreme. I define it as Reed Fischer. As an athlete, student, teammate, and as a friend, he is of the highest kind, quality, and order. Supreme."
Watch Reed's musical documentary here: March, My Darlings.
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