Another gem that you might have missed on the Letsrun message boards. Pay attention to the fourth place finisher.
Greater Detroit Regional
May 22, 1990
Event #31 Boys 800m Run
1. Saunders, Jeremy (Grosse Point South) 1:52.31
2. Jackson, Curtis (Cass Tech) 1:53.87
3. Buchanan, Keith (Kings) 1:54.75
4. Mathers, Marhshall (Lincoln) 1:54.76
5. Williams, Jamaal (Northwestern High) 1:57.89
6. Njapa, Charles (Western International) 2:01.01
7. Martin, Kelvin (Dearborn) 2:05.76
That’s right. The story checks out as the rapper now known as Eminem did attend Lincoln High School and was 17 years old at the time of the race.
Eminem’s other encounter with the sport was expressed in April 2009, when he revealed an obsession he had with running on a treadmill. In an attempt to lose weight, Eminem said “I’ve been running a lot, taking care of myself. A lot of cardio. I’m actually at the point where I think I’ve been a little obsessive compulsive about running on a treadmill. Yeah, it got up to four miles a day, then it got up to six, then I got up to 10, then I got up to 15, then I got up to 17, and I had to take a break.” We rarely link to celebrity gossip sites, but the full interview can be found here.