2 birthdays, 2 WRs: M85 David Carr and W50 Nicole Weiling-Dissel

Nicole of Team Thuijs has a history of world titles.

Setting a world record is special. Setting a WR on your birthday is incredible. So what do we make of this? Back-to-back WRs while aging up! On June 15, many time world champion David Carr of Western Australia ran 1500 meters in 6:27.3 on his 85th birthday at the Ern Clark Athletics Centre. That beat the listed WR of 6:38.23 by the late Ed Whitlock of Canada last August. The next day, on her 50th birthday, Holland’s Nicole Weiling-Dissel ran the 800 in 2:13.04 at a meet in Soest, shattering the listed WR of 2:16.05 by Australia’s Jeanette Flynn in 2005. Weia Reinboud reports that Nicole’s coach is the one who guided Ellen van Langen to Olympic gold at 800 at the 1992 Barcelona Games.

Superstar David shows off hardware from several of his WMA world meets.

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June 21, 2017

3 Responses

  1. John Dennehy - June 24, 2017

    I was luck enough to see David Carr set the 1500m World Record. He was incredible! Focused, determined, aggressive and assertive the whole way. Amazing to take over 10 seconds off Ed Whitlock’s record. David is also an eloquent, humble and a top quality man much like I’ve heard Whitlock was.

  2. John Dennehy - June 24, 2017

    Apologies Ken. Should read ‘lucky enough’

  3. Ken Stone - June 29, 2017

    John Dennehy writes:

    On 28 of June, M85 David Carr smashed the great Earl Fee’s 800m WR. He ran 3:06.69 at WAAS. This follows on from his 1500m WR on 15 June.

    Photo and results are here:



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