Bateman demolishes M55 world record for outdoor 5000 meters
Keith Bateman’s world record tour continues unabated down under. On Wednesday, Keith ran 5000 meters in a hand-timed 15:29.7 at an Athletics New South Wales “permit meet” at Blacktown Olympic Park in Sydney, reports Simon Butler-White, who says results of the meet should be online soon. The listed M55 WR is 15:37.0 by Britain’s Michael Hager in 2006. “That’s Keith’s third M55 WR and eighth Australian record in six months: mile (twice), 1500m (twice), 3000m (twice), 10,000m and now the 5000,” Simon writes.