Pro's Perspective Part 1 With Jacob Dumford

2013 Westerville North grad, University of Notre Dame alum and current District Track Club member, Jacob Dumford joined the MileSplit Ohio podcast for a 2-part series to discuss life on the pro circuit and his history in the sport. 

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  • 0:00 -- Episode Introduction 
  • 2:05 -- Talking silver medal in DMR at 2018 National's
  • 6:05 -- Preference for the 1200m leg in DMR competition
  • 8:15 -- Citing college career highlights at Notre Dame
  • 10:40 -- Taking in the rest of the DMR once your leg is over
  • 11:50 -- Endorsing Fighting Irish teammate Yared Nuguse 
  • 12:35 -- Commenting on coaching changes throughout his career 
  • 16:35 -- Explaining how fast the Loftus Sport Center indoor track is 
  • 18:45 -- Summarizing his 4-flat one mile effort at Penn Relays 
  • 20:10 -- What it was like to be so close to breaking 4 minutes for the mile
  • 21:25 -- How he needed to prove he was a sub-4 minute miler
  • 22:55 -- Recapping his sub-4 minute mile performance in Nashville 
  • 29:55 -- His emotions following his sub-4 effort, including the feeling of relief
  • 31:00 -- Justification that he no longer fears retiring without a sub-4 on his resume