M50 Frenchman breaks 4:10 barrier in indoor 1500

Pierre Faucheur of France has joined the parade of record-busting metric milers this winter. On Feb. 23, he ran 4:09.98 at an indoor meet in Eaubonne (near (Paris). The French athletics federation already lists his new national records in the 1500 — and the 1000. Pierre beat the listed M50 world indoor record of 4:12.67 by Britain’s David Wilcock in 2004. The listed outdoor M50 world record is 4:05.2 by Australia’s Tom Roberts in 1984.

Pierre was nice enough to email images of two news clippings that report his latest accomplishments. Dave Clingan forwarded them to me, and I posted them as PDF documents here and also here.
Pierre also writes:
“In December 2005 I was 2’04″91 on 800, 2’41″78 on 1000 and 9’15″48 on 3000. I do 4 hours musculation (weights) every week and only 40 kms running ( and 50 to 100 kms cycling).”

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March 2, 2006