Nolan Shaheed claims American Record: M55 mile
Nolan Shaheed stole the show today in Oregon. Competing at the Fountain of Youth Masters Mile, where M45 Tony Young was to be the headliner, Nolan ran four laps in 4:42.7 to shave 3 seconds from the listed M55 American Record of 4:45.6 by Vic Heckler in 1997. (Nolan has an unratified 4:40.2 from 2005, when he was 55.) Tony, a new M45, won the race in 4:20.3, which apparently was hand-timed. Tony missed the listed M45 AR of 4:18.8 by Ken Sparks in 1990. In last was one Henry Rono, 55. He wasn’t even the No. 2 M55 miler. He trailed M55 Michael Allison by 43 seconds.