Nolan Shaheed chops 6 seconds off own world indoor mile recordNolan Shaheed, 62, crushed his own world indoor record in the mile Saturday, clocking 4:50.96 to beat his listed M60 mark of 4:57.06. Nolan was the only record-setter at the Hartshorne Memorial Masters Miles in Ithaca, New York. W40 Sonja Friend-Uhl beat W45 Alisa Harvey, and Charlie Kern defended 2011 his title. Tom Hartshorne sends these results and highlights: “Two near records with Sonja missing by a second the W40s world and Alisa also by little over a second her own W45 world record.Â David Cannon going after the M55 world record (owned by Nolan) had leg muscle cramp issue several laps into the race somewhat related to his racing spikes and dropped out in order not to tear anything.Â Nolan as they say in sandlot, blew the cover off the ball! knocking 6+ seconds off his amazing indoor mark of two years ago here and in the process undercutting the world outdoor mark by about three seconds as well. And as they say in our circles, Nolan is the real deal!” Age-graded, Nolan’s mile is worth an open mark of 3:49.9.
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Mike Egle competed in the M40â€™s elite race as the numbers were light to the Midwestern snow storm and due to a record number of last minute scratches and drop outs due to injury, etc. Egle, however was competing for place and prize money against the M50â€™s and is shown that way in the results.Â
Charlie Kern got no sleep but took an early morning flight with connection through Philadelphia which was going fine till he showed up at the gate for the Ithaca connection in plenty of time and guess what US Air had sold his seat out form under him even though they know he had arrived at the other end of the airport and was simply crossing the airport to his next gate.Â He missed the M40;s elite race but Cornell was kind enough to allow him to run in the section 2 college mile race which he did with the understanding between the existing M40â€™s competitors and myself that he would do so with the chance to compete for place and prize money in the M40â€™s elite mile division.Â He ran a very honorable 4:28.16 and took first place by more than four seconds over Kent Lemme.