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February 17, 2024

Henry Rono, Kenyan Legend Who Set Five World Records, Dies at 72

Rono grew up in Kenya’s Rift Valley, and as his talent for running began to emerge, he joined the Kenyan army, which allowed him time for training. In 1976, when he was 24, he moved to Pullman, Washington, to run for Washington State University.

There, he won NCAA cross-country titles in 1976, 1977, and 1979, an indoor 3,000-meter track title in 1977, and outdoor 3,000-meter steeplechase crowns in 1977 and 1978.

Over a stunning period from April through June 1978, Rono was untouchable at a range of distances. He first set the 5,000 meter world record, on April 8, at a meet in Berkeley, California, running 13:08.4, and lowering the existing record by more than 4 seconds.

A month later, on May 13 in Seattle, Rono ran 8:05.4 in the steeplechase.

The third record Rono set was in the 10,000 meters. On June 11 in Vienna, his 27:22.47 lowered the existing mark by 8 seconds.

Later that month, on June 27 at the Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway, Rono ran 7:32.1 to set the record for 3,000 meters.

Rono never competed in the Olympics, as Kenya boycotted the Games in 1976 and 1980, when he was at his peak.

February 17, 2024

Judas Priest - Hot Rocking (Rising in the East)

Great live performance 💀🤙


February 5, 2024

TesseracT - Sirens

February 2, 2024

Luna Shadows - little rituals

I like the ‘60 retro outfit Luna wears in the video. Maybe that look will make a comeback.


January 27, 2024

Epic guitar solo

One of the best guitar solos by John Petrucci. John changes gears flawlessly in the solo.

Dream Theater - Behind The Veil


January 19, 2024

Heroes del Silencio - Entre dos tierras

Till Lindemann’s cover of this song got me interested in hearing the original.


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