It's always fun when campers become counselors become best friends. Such is the case with David Adams. When he first came to the Jim Ryun Running Camps after his sophomore year in high school, David was a talented runner, but more of a multi-sport athlete. His senior year he posted PRs of 1:58 for 800m, 4:23 for the mile and 9:25 for 3200m. In other words, solid, but not one of the top ranked high school runners in the nation.
But when it was all said and done, David was a sub-4 miler (watch his sub-4 mile at the 2012 Kansas Relays), a top ranked steeplechaser, making the 2012 Olympic Trials final and finishing his career at Nebraska as a Big 12 champion and an NCAA All-American at 5,000 meters.
Today, David and his wife Bethany and their two boys live in Austin, TX where David works for Dell. We had a few minutes to meet up at a local Starbucks recently to record this podcast. Pardon the background noise!