Kevin Castille, a former employee of Red's, is in the news again. Kevin left Red's and Lafayette last summer to pursue his running dream. At the age of 40, Kevin is still getting better. Good luck to Kevin and we'll keep you posted as to whether he makes the sought after Olympic Trials.
Buried in the results of the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford over the weekend was the M40 American record for 5000 meters by Kevin Castille. So three weeks after his AR in the 10K on the same track, Kevin nearly cracked the elite 14-minute barrier. His time of 14:00.09 in an elite race beats the listed record of 14:17.36 by Brian Pope in 2004. He also broke unratified marks of 14:02.86 by Steve Plasencia and 14:13.31 by Danny Martinez.The listed M40 world record is 13:43.15 by Mohammed Ezzher of France in 2000. Kevin was a recent USATF Athlete of the Week, and he’s becoming a poster child for our niche. But he’s probably shooting for the 13:50 “B” standard for the Eugene Olympic Trials. So he’s not far off!!