Kevin Castille has been running for a long time, even during the decade when he didn’t run a step.
Castille, of Nicholasville, KY, has been slashing his way through the masters ranks since turning 40 on March 17, breaking the American records for 5000 meters and 10,000 meters on the track and winning the masters division of the Lilac Bloomsday Run 12K last weekend in Spokane, WA.
On Saturday, Castille will line up in Central Park for the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K, where he will be chasing the American 10K record of 29:05 set in 2001 by Eddy Hellebuyck.
In an article last weekend published in the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader and written by Mark Maloney, who regularly covers the sport, Castille talked about his painful childhood in Lafayette, LA, and long road to becoming a masters ace, a road of many potholes and detours. Read it here.
“Our races are to our sport what Wimbledon and the Australian, U.S., and French Opens are to tennis, and what the Masters, U.S., and British Opens and PGA Championship are to golf. Each race has the history, the tradition, the honor roll of legendary champions, and a special place in the eyes of all to make them stand apart from the other events.” Mary Wittenberg