Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Gute's Birthday Mile

Today, March 13th, 2013, the famous (infamous?) Simon Bert Gutierrez, aka "Gute", turns 47 years old. Every birthday, he sets out onto the oval to run a mile. This year, his goal was to run 4:47 to commemorate his 447 years on this planet (well, you can't just get rid of that first 4 now, can you!?).

Gute still thinks he's 44...the first thing to go with age is the mind             photo: Donna Garcia

He showed all those other masters-runners-approaching-grand-masters-runners out there (take note Gerald!) how to get things done by laying down a 4:45.8 mile. 

Some people ask me what he's on, WHAT IS HE ON!!!??? Gute is on the same thing Matt Carpenter was on…old age! Sort of like Old Spice, but waaaaay more potent and you can never get the smell out of your clothes. Gute is definitely going to test positive for PEOS (Performance Enhancing Old Spice). Good thing for him they are not testing for PEOS at this year's Pikes Peak Ascent.

Happy Birthday Gute! May you run sub-5 minute miles for the next 47 years or until you are 94, which ever comes first.

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