Kathy Martin crushes W60 world indoor record for 1500 meters
Kathy in 2009
Thursday Night at the Races at the Armory in New York yielded a stunning time this week: a 5:12.2 world record for W60 Kathy Martin
in the indoor 1500, chopping 10 seconds off the listed WR of 5:22.50 by Britain’s Pat Gallagher
in 2006. When I heard about this, I wrote Kathy. She replied from New York: “Felt great. Listened to coach and Ian Brooks not to take it out too fast. Last month I did 3000 WR but paid dearly after taking it out in 37-38. I will run it more intelligently at worlds and indoors. Felt very comfortable last night. Feel there is a lot more in there and will hopefully improve it at worlds as well. вЂ¦ Ian is a tremendous announcer, knows his athletes and keeps a running dialogue. No clock present last night. Coach says probably helped as I might have run according to the clock instead of effort based.” Results are not yet on the Armory site
. But Kathy says she’s started paperwork for record.
February 25, 2012