At ONE37pm, we don’t often cover subjects related to politics. But inevitably, our worlds intersect, and if a presidential candidate has a past of explosive physical prowess, then the fans need to know.
Despite his curmudgeonly appearance, beloved Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is actually one of the most accomplished athletes of the 2020 presidential race. In a 2015 interview with CNBC, Sanders commented on the lore surrounding his athletic ability. During his time at James Madison High School in Brooklyn, New York, the former Burlington mayor apparently ran an astounding 4:37 mile. Although it’s difficult to find written confirmation of Sanders’ 4:37 mile PR (we’re talking about the 1950s, after all), the record of his performance as a competent runner is easily accessible. In the aforementioned interview, Sanders told CNBC he had placed third in the city in the indoor one-mile run. Seems pretty fast to us.