New Hampshire's Russell Brown runs sub-4 minute mile

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  February 6, 2011 07:42 AM

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All eyes were on high schooler Lukas Verzbicas as he attempted to break the four minute barrier in the men's elite mile tonight at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix. He finished in 4:03.88, a personal best, but not what he and the crowd wanted.

Russell Brown, in the biggest performance of his career, won the mile in 3:54.81. The runner from Hanover, N.H. was cheered by a group of 20 family members and friends. Verzbicas was eight out of 12 finishers.

ďThe first lap I didnít do as I was supposed to," said Verzbicas. "I was right in the back. I should have been right in the middle. As we went through the race, it started slowing down in the back of the back, so thatís when I started moving up. I had fast last 400 that was a good thing. Otherwise, Iím still disappointed not getting sub 4. But I think getting 4:03, Iíll get into another mile race. I feel like if everything goes well next time, I can definitely do sub 4.Ē

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