Former MSU Cowboy Breaks 4:00 Mile [VIDEO]
Jarrett LeBlanc, former Hathaway High and MSU track star did what very few people have ever done. This past Saturday, LeBlanc broke the 4:00 mile at the Cowboy Elite Mile Mile Event.
According to Bayou South Timing LLC, LeBlanc's official time for the mile was 3 minutes, 59.95 seconds. That time puts LeBlanc in the record books as the first Louisiana native to run a sub four-minute mile on Louisiana soil and only the 18th person to do it this year.
It was back in 1954 that Sir roger Bannister became the first person to break that magic number when he came in at 3:59.4. Prior to that, it was common opinion that no one would ever break the 4:00 mile.
LeBlanc now has his sights set on a spot on the U.S. Olympic marathon team. The Olympic Teams Trials are set for Feb. 13, 2016 in Los Angeles.
In case your curious, The world record for the mile run is 3:43.13, which was set by Morocco's Hicham El Guerrouj in July 1999.