Accelerate at Any Age.

2008 - 20/20/20<5@45
Beginning with a Ceremonial Mile on May 10, 2008 in Tarpon Springs, FL and continuing for 20 weeks, David O'Meara went on a personal quest to complete an unusual feat -- 20/20/20<5@45. 

That is 20 one-mile races in 20 weeks in 20 different cities, all under 5 minutes at 45 years old. David put together this 2008 feat of speed and endurance not only to celebrate his 45 years of life, fitness, and health but also to inspire other older runners to run faster and perform better.
 
20 races in 20 weeks is a lot of racing. And to go under 5 minutes in every succesful race with the extensive travel, the diverse road mile courses, and unpredictable weather made the 5 months of "racing fast" a great challenge physically and mentally.
 
David completed his 20/20/20<5@45 feat on 9/21/2008 at the 5th Avenue Mile in New York City. Due to inclement weather, it took him 22 races during the 20 weeks to successfully complete 20 of them in under 5 minutes.

The people he met during his 45,000 miles of traveling North America made the journey truly special. The best part was hearing their stories and aspirations. 

This event became the foundation of David's most recent book, Creating Amazement. The book shares 20 attributes that he learned during the event, and puts into perspective what it takes to achieve truly amazing results in your own business and personal lives.

Below are the race results of the 20/20/20/<5@45 event. You can follow David's 2008 journey
and read about how he accomplished his goal in his 2008 blog journal.


RACES

  Date Race Location Status Time Blog Web Site

1

5/10

Ceremonial Mile Tarpon Springs, FL

Completed

4:42

Article
Video
TV

Race Route

2

5/17

Congress Avenue Mile Austin,
TX

Completed

4:50

Article

www.congressavenuemile.com
<< RACE RESULTS >>

3

5/23

Ogden Mile Wheeling,
WV

Completed

4:28

Article

www.ogden20kclassic.com
<< RACE RESULTS >>

4

5/26

Memorial Day Mile Boardman,
OH

Completed

4:47

Article
TV

runningteam.jockstop.com

5

6/1

State Street Mile Santa Barbara, CA

Completed

4:38

Article

www.sbmile.com
<< RACE RESULTS >>

6

6/7

Eugene Challenge Mile Eugene,
OR

Completed

4:45

Article
Video
TV

eclecticedgeracing2.com
<< RACE RESULTS >>

7

6/14

The 8th Annual
Garelick Farms-Bangor YMCA Main Street Mile Milk Run
Bangor,
ME

Completed

4:42

Article
TV

www.bangory.org

8

6/21

First Bank
Loudoun Street Mile
Winchester,
VA

Completed

4:49

Article
TV

www.loudounstreetmile.com

9

6/27

Main Street Mile Boise,
ID

Completed

4:54

Article
TV

www.mainstreetmile.org
10

7/4

Boom Box Mile Willimantic,
CT

Completed

4:53

Article

www.thelastmileracing.com
11

7/12

Tim and Susan Cook Memorial ChambersFest
One-Mile Race
Chambersburg,
PA

Completed

4:49

Article
TV

www.chambersburg.org
12

7/16

Smith Barney/Millers Mutual Harrisburg Mile Harrisburg,
PA

Completed

4:49

Article
TV

www.harrisburgmile.com
13

7/26

Sea Cavalcade Mile Gibsons,
BC Canada

Completed

4:49

Article

www.seacavalcade.ca
14

8/2

Paul & Mike's
Excellent
Mile
Amarillo,
TX

Completed

4:50

Article

www.lonestarrunnersclub.net
15

8/9

Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners - Maui Mile Springfield,
MO

Completed

4:43

Article

www.omrr.org
<<RACE RESULTS>>
16

8/22

Derby Street Mile Run Salem,
MA

Completed

4:56 Article www.salem.com
17

8/30

Jack Russell's Downhill
Mile
Bar Harbor,
ME

Completed

4:36 Article www.edenathletics.com

xx

9/7

Minnesota Mile Duluth,
MN

Unsuccessful
Inclement
Weather

5:01 Article www.grandmasmarathon.com
18

9/11

The Last Mile Country Mile Mansfield,
CT

Completed

4:48 Article thelastmileracing.com

xx

9/14

Main Street Mile
Falmouth,
MA

Unsuccessful
Inclement
Weather

5:06 Article www.falmouthtrackclub.org
19

9/16

Sprint with Judy Mile Woodstock,
CT

Completed

4:45 Article www.woodstockschools.net
20

9/21

Fifth Avenue Mile New York,
NY

Completed

4:51   www.nyrr.org
 20 Races Completed Successfully in 20 weeks



2008 Event Photographs 
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