British team claims 4×100 relay world record for M35
An M35 British team of Darren Scott, Mark Dunwell, Jim Tipper and Anthony Leigh yesterday clocked 42.51 in the 4×1 at an international triangular meet in Ashford, Kent, England, reports our friend Pete Mulholland. Pete writes: “Looks like Great Britain has snatched the M35 4x100m WR from your guys who set the listed mark of 42.62 at the WMA Champs at San Sebastian in 2005. The event was an International, GBR v France v Belgium.” Full results are here. The record remains “soft,” however, since an American M40 team holds the listed WR of 42.20.
Here are the listed M35 and M40 4×100 records:
M35 42.62 Peete,Thomas,Jones,Drummond USA 03.09.05 San Sebastian
M40 42.20 Strong; Stephen; Berry; Gault USA 02.05.04 Irvine
Here are yesterday’s results:
1 GBR 42.51 1 Darren Scott 2 Mark Dunwell
3 Jim Tipper 4 Anthony Leigh
2 GBA 43.94 1 Derek Morgan 2 Rohan Samuel
3 Chris Millard 4 Dalton Powell
3 FRA 45.56 1 Jean-Luc Baralle 2 Laurent Saviard
3 FrГ©dГ©ric Duclovel 4 Antonio Alberto
4 BEL 46.75 1 Dirk Bonte 2 Johan Pieroni
3 Jean-Louis Cabay 4 Marc Pottiez
The Brits’ record may not last the summer, though, because Matt Clark in Northern California is hoping to put together an M35 team to crash through the 43-second barrier. Stay tuned.
Here’s a photo of the happy new world-record holders from Tom Phillips: