Nolan Shaheed joins the 5K record party: M60 AR in 16:56.96
Nolan at work.
Don’t Google “Nolan Shaheed
” and records. You’ll crash the Internet. His latest came today at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational,
where he motored 5000 meters in 16:56.96. (See results here.)
He came in 55th, according to aggregated results. Did anyone ahead of him have a clue that he is 62? Or that his time on the Age-Graded Tables is equivalent to an open mark of 13:24? He crushed the listed M60 American record of 17:19.0 by Clive Davies
in 1980 вЂ” the oldest 5K age-group best on the books. The listed M60 world record is 16:12.57 by Adriaan Heijdens
of Holland. (And even more ridiculous is the listed M65 WR of 16:38.8 by New Zealand’s Derek Turnbull
.) But still, Nolan is such a phenom. Congrats to our skinny, trumpet-playing friend.
Of course, Nolan may have had pacing help at Pomona. As if he needed it.
April 14, 2012