Louie Luchini is going to have his work cut out for him on Sunday at the New England Mile, because Patrick Tarpy has just announced that he will be joining the field. The $1500 prize for the first sub-4 minute mile on Maine soil is really up for grabs. Pat Tarpy has recently run a 23:15 8k. He ran a 3:41.28 in the 1500 in Boston last week, the equivalent of a 3:59.3 mile. The last time that I raced him, he beat me by over 2 minutes at the Elliott Festival 5k with a time of 14:16. There may very well be 4 or 5 people below the course record of 4:05.

Whether you can run or not, I recommend getting out to at least watch what is going to be a spectacular race.