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German Fernandez, Fastest 3200 in High School History

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Uploaded on Jun 6, 2008

On May 31st 2008, at the California High School State Track Championships, German Fernandez set a new 3200m National High School Record of 8:34.23, 2 1/2 hours after breaking the California state record in the 1600m (4 minutes) and one day after running 4:11 in his qualifying heat. Even with all these runs he was still 24 seconds ahead of 2nd place in the 3200 against runners who were completely fresh and are some of the very best in the nation. I've done such a double and I can tell you that once your wind is knocked out of you from the mile and your legs have been deadened and are not functioning at full capacity, it is extremely hard to come back and run a great 3200. His run is so incredible for a high school runner that it is just about too good to be true. Basically, I'm extremely suspicious. High school runners are not tested for steroids. I take records like this seriously and I am asking the national high school federation to test him for steroids to make sure this run was legitimate.

Every single one of those top 5 runners would have been in the 8:30 category had they gone on steroids. I'm not here to take anything away from Fernandez, I just want to keep the sport clean.

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