Raghav Kadambi’s Tribute to James Blackburn: The Blackburn Way

During practice one day I remember pestering Blackburn on what was the highest number of “two lappers” (300m) he had seen anybody do during a workout. I was keen to show him more than anything that I could break that record. “I am going to go for 10 two lappers!” I announced to him, ”Okay.” he replied pulling his timer out without any hesitation. He started me off around the track timing every “two lapper” with his stopwatch. Everyone was starting to leave but he stayed by my side pushing me to run the next one. I remember him shouting gruffly, “You gotta want it!!!” and urging me along until I hit the tenth two-lapper. Continue reading Raghav Kadambi’s Tribute to James Blackburn: The Blackburn Way