Italy’s Ugo Sansonetti claims M90 world indoor record for 60 meters
Ugo Sansonetti, the Lahti sprint champ and Coca-Cola pitchman,Â ran the 60 in 11.38 seconds over the weekend at Italian masters nationals in Ancona. Not impressive? Try keeping up with that when you’re 91!Â Ugo beat the listed indoor WR of 11.47 by Sweden’sÂ Herbert Liedtke in 2007. (Ugo also beat Herbert at Lahti; see the video below.) It was the 29th world age-group record of 2010, says the Italian site Web-atletica. TheÂ M90 American record? It’s 11.84Â by Ted Hatlen in 2001. C’mon, Yanks!Â Let’s go sub-11!
On the American front, Rich Burns set an M55 national record for 3,000 meters, admirably detailed by Pete Magill in this entry. The listed M55 outdoor world record for 3K is 8:57.28 by New Zealand’s Ron Robertson in 1997. Amazing.