Mary Harada lowers W75 world record in mile: 2nd time this month
Results aren’t posted yet, but the grapevine says Masters Hall of Famer Mary Harada
of Massachusetts beat her own world record in the W75 mile yesterday at the Hayward Masters Classic,
a two-day meet. A week earlier, on her 75th birthday, Mary beat the listed WR
by 5 seconds. Her time June 17 was 8:11.55. Don’t know what her time was yesterday. (The previous world record of 8:16.3 was held by Suzi MacLeod,
a frequent Eugene meet entrant.). The Hayward Masters Classic, making a return to Eugene after a two-year hiatus, also saw a great M65 100 by Steve Robbins
, who ran 12.68, according to a friend. (Steve already holds the world record at 12.37, set in 2008.) Videos of the meet’s 10K and 5K walks are online here.
June 27, 2010