Keston crushes M80 world record in mile
John Keston, age 80, has been a force on the masters middle-distance scene for years. On Saturday, he added to his legend by running the mile in 6:48.3 — and beating the old record by more than a minute! The man from McMinville, Oregon, was competing in the Fountain of Youth Masters Mile at Canby High School in Canby, Oregon.
John became the oldest sub-7 miler in history.
The listed M80 record for the mile is 7:51.9 by American Henry Sypniewski, 81, set in June 2000.