Chris Solinsky's American-record run in the 10,000 meters last month -- along with a near-record run in the 5,000 meters in early June -- has put the former Badger in the spotlight of the running world.
A whole new audience is learning of Solinsky's accomplishments -- not to mention his seemingly endless potential -- thanks to a profile in this week's issue of Sports Illustrated.
Long-time SI writer Tim Layden put together a great piece on Solinsky's path to the pinnacle of American distance running, as well as the unconventional build of his body that draws even more attention to his feats.
"Solinsky, meanwhile, is 6-foot-1, 165 pounds, with the definition and muscle mass of a wrestler or a Division III safety," Layden writes.
Layden has posted a longer version of the feature online at SI.com, with fellow former Badgers Matt Tegenkamp and Simon Bairu providing some insight on their Nike teammate.