Tony Young runs 4:13 mile indoors at 46! Record to be nixed
Tony Young, still trying to be the fastest miler in his household, clocked an ungodly 4:13.25 this morning at a University of Washington indoor meet to beat the listed WMA indoor mile world record of 4:21.90 by Albin Swenson in 1993 and his own outdoor world record of 4:16.09 he set last year in Gresham, Oregon. Of course, it won’t go into the record books. It came on an “oversized” track of 307 meters, instead of the maximum 200 meters per lap. We learn from Runnerspace.com, which posted this video interview by Kevin Ullman: “Just after 11 a.m., Tony Young and his almost 47 years of life experience dragged a chase pack back into contention with the leaders in the second heat of the men’s mile.”
Over the final 300 meters, the youthful exuberance of some left the
Masters master feeling his age a bit, but Young stayed mid-pack to run
a 4:13.25 to take down his previous 45-49 age group world record. . .
. He stopped by after his race to talk about resetting his world
record. He said, “All I am trying to do is lower my times for my son.”
Tony, who said he had a 62-second quarter this morning, also noted Jim Sorensen’s recent 4:17 mile at Hartshorne. Very classy.
Masters sprinters also competed, according to this heat sheet. Haven’t seen results yet.
We also learn from Doug Smith of Ontario:
M45 Alain Boucher from Kanata, broke the CAN Indoor Mile record with a 4:31.39 at the Hartshorne Memorial Masters Mile at Cornell U. in Ithaca NY. The 4:32.19 record was held by Roly McSorley NB set in 1997.
Alain also ran the 800m faster than the CAN record on Jan 17th. Alain ran 2:01.11. The CAN record is 2:03.19. The trouble is that Alain ran on the fabulous Indoor track in Ottawa – that’s a 400m oval. Indoor records have to be set on a 200m oval.
As reported on the NEWS page http://www.ontariomasters.ca/news_detail.php?nid=91
M45′s Paul Osland and Mike Sherar both went under the CAN record at Mini Meet #2 on Sunday. Mike set the new record of 2:01.27. Too bad Alain didn’t come down for that meet – would have been a great race!
We had the debate last year about whether a mark set in Ottawa would be considered for an OUTDOOR record. (the CAN record is 1:59.41)