Alistair Dunlop falls short of M55 indoor world record in 800
The second-oldest WMA world indoor record for 800 meters is 2:08.15 by M55 Reginald Phipps of Great Britain in January 1999. (The oldest is an M65 mark by Canadian Earl Fee in 1994.) But Alistair Dunlop had a great try at the M55 record Saturday at the Scottish Masters Indoor National Championships at Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall. Alistair clocked 2:09.99, according to this local newspaper report. Still, it’s amazing — corresponding to an open time of 1:48.36 on the Age-Graded Tables. He was scheduled to run the mile Sunday, but I haven’t seen results. In any case, congrats to Alistair. His 1500 world record from January is remarkable.
Speaking of record attempts, W40 champion Alisa Harvey had to give up her shot at the American indoor 3000 record (9:56.24) a couple weekends ago.
Alisa led a collegiate race Feb. 12 at the U.S. Naval Academy before having to drop out from effects of a stomach virus “going around the area.”