— High School Illus. (@HSIllustrated) July 23, 2014
Did you know that Wilt Chamberlain ran track and field in high school? He did, and now we have proof.
See! That’s big Wilt sprinting away wearing the tallest socks he could find under his P.F. Flyers. Yes, in 1954 they wore high top running shoes, because that’s what they wore. Sidenote: If those aren’t the longest legs you’ve ever seen motoring around a track, well, we’d love to see the pair that are.
The photographic proof of the basketball legend’s track days was dug up and distributed by High School Illustrated, which may have had the perfect, if simple, reaction to the snap: “whoa!!!”