Rye Fifth Grader Sets Age-Group World Record in the Mile

Jonah Gorevic set the track world on its collective ear last month when he ran the fastest-ever mile by a 10-year-old, in 5:01.55 seconds, during the Adidas Grand Prix.

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Published June 29, 2014 5:00 AM
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TRACK-THJonah Gorevic set the track world on its collective ear last month when he ran the fastest-ever mile by a 10-year-old, in 5:01.55 seconds, during the Adidas Grand Prix.

By Mitch Silver

TRACKJonah Gorevic set the track world on its collective ear last month when he ran the fastest-ever mile by a 10-year-old, in 5:01.55 seconds, during the Adidas Grand Prix. The race, four times around the bright blue track at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island, broke the previous mark of 5:05.3, and has made admirers of world-class athletes like Bernard Lagat, who tweeted, “Wow! I want to be like Jonah Gorevic when I grow up:) He just set a New WR for the 10-year-old Mile. Way to go, boy:).”

Sitting with his mother Diana, sister Hannah, and Cricket, a rescued Australian cattle dog, in their backyard in Greenhaven, Jonah disclosed his plans for the summer. “I’m going to camp. Then, afterwards, I’ll run cross-country in the fall. I’ve won the AAU Nationals the last two years, and I’d like to do it again. Our whole family gets to go.” In 2012, Jonah won the 9-year-old boys’ race at 3,000 meters by a margin of 13 seconds, and repeated last year.

What’s does he think about when he runs? “Mostly, I think about finishing. Sometimes, if I know the times I’m running, I do the math in my head.” And can he do math! Asked to compute the hypotenuse of a right triangle, he spit out, “A2 + B2 = C2” faster than, well, Jonah Gorevic heading for the finish line.
What lies ahead for the 4’4”, 64-pound trumpet player who also loves soccer? “Well, the mile record for 11-year-olds is 4:55. If I train a lot, maybe I can break it.”

 

 

 

 

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