Mike Blackmore blazes to M50 American record in the 5000

Newbie M50 Mike Blackmore set an M50 American record in the 5K Friday at the Pacific University Twilight Meet in Forest Grove, Oregon. His time of 15:16.77 crushes the listed M50 AR of 15:41.67 by Mike Heffernan in 1991. (See results here.) The listed WR is 14:53.2 by Britain’s David Martin Rees in 2003. But Mike has been racing fast in recent years. At 49, he won silver in the M45 1500 at Sacramento worlds. So congrats on aging up and setting ‘em down, Mike! Video is from a few weeks before 2011 worlds.

Here are results from Mike’s race against the kiddies:

Men 5000 Meter Run
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Meet Record: M 14:48.01 4/29/2011 Cody Wells, Portland
Stadium Rec.: S 14:48.01 4/29/2011 Cody Wells, Portland
Pacific Rec.: * 14:36.80 1976 Roger Hansen
Name Year School Seed Finals Points
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1 Landstrom, Andrew Concordia (O 15:00.32 14:37.13S
2 Ghelfi, Eric Southern Ore 15:12.62 14:56.91
3 Ingalls, Matt Unattached 15:16.00 14:58.05
4 Updike, Isaac Eastern Oreg 14:58.91 15:00.58
5 Bauman, Ahrlin Bowerman AC 14:53.30 15:03.15
6 VanDyke, Tyler Southern Ore 15:27.68 15:07.35
7 Coxen, Kody Eastern Oreg 15:29.85 15:09.30
8 Marcus, Jonathan Bowerman AC 15:00.00 15:14.22
9 Blackmore, Mike Bowerman AC 15:26.37 15:16.77
10 Lynn, Trevor Southern Ore 15:21.01 15:18.64
11 Johnstone, James Southern Ore 15:25.12
12 McIntyre, Scott Southern Ore 15:25.16
13 Schmuckley, Brandon Concordia (O 15:58.06 15:37.47
14 West, Taylor Unattached 15:45.00 15:39.66
15 Goulet, Adam Run Portland 15:45.00 15:40.47
16 Carter, Cody Southern Ore 15:29.78 15:42.00
17 Paulk, Dylan Southern Ore 16:15.88 15:42.17
18 Lopez, Nick Northwest Ch 15:24.63 15:51.68
19 Bursell, Zachary Unattached 15:57.00 15:55.48
20 Ishenin, Vladislav Mt. Hood CC 16:10.74 15:58.50
21 Hibbs, Zach Clackamas CC 16:08.46 15:58.79
22 Parke-Hoffman, Will Southern Ore 16:01.26 15:59.07
23 Tarbell, Kody George Fox 16:11.13 16:09.17
24 Flora, Daniel Pacific (Ore 16:01.39 16:20.68
25 Castillo, Yonny Unattached 16:00.00 16:21.64
26 Porter, Wesley Pacific (Ore 16:41.13 16:31.90
27 Coulson, Donnie Mt. Hood CC 16:33.52 16:33.21
28 Jakubauskas, Justin Southern Ore 16:18.24 16:46.85
29 Sanchez, Rudy Pacific (Ore 17:17.99
30 Williams, Kyle Mt. Hood CC 16:47.99 17:18.60
— Brown, David Corban 15:31.56 DNF
— Cushman, John Pacific (Ore 16:00.00 DNF

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April 28, 2012

14 Responses

  1. Pete Magill - April 28, 2012

    Actually, Ken, Mike broke Ken Ernst’s record from earlier this season. You can read all about it right here:

    http://masterstrack.com/2012/03/21724/

    ;-)

  2. Ken stone - April 29, 2012

    But of course! My goal is to set the M55 record for most brain cramps by a blogger.

  3. kevin Paulk - April 29, 2012

    Congrats to Mike Blackmore and the Bowerman Athletic Club.

    KP

  4. Ron Kochanowicz - April 29, 2012

    Congrats Mike! Outstanding!

  5. tOnY yOuNg - April 29, 2012

    Quite impressive Mike!!

  6. brian pilcher - April 29, 2012

    Smoking!!! The new 50s are really putting on a limbo show. how low can you go???

  7. Rich Burns - April 29, 2012

    Nice running Mike!

  8. Mike Blackmore - April 29, 2012

    Yeah, Pete is correct. Ken got the old guy’s rolling early. Now it’s Pete’s turn. Thanks for all the compliments. Hopefully, I’m not done yet.

  9. KP - April 29, 2012

    Who’s that in 17th place :)

  10. Matt B. - April 29, 2012

    What happened to Pope- is he training? Coming up on 50

  11. Craig Godwin - April 30, 2012

    Excellent run for Mike. The guy is just amazing!

  12. Mark Cleary - April 30, 2012

    Congrats Mike I remember when you were are massage therapist when Nationals were last in Eugene and I told you then you should get into Masters and you were reluctant-I’m sure you are glad you did after all the success you have had the past few years- I’m so happy you took the plunge-great to see you doing so well-I’m sure your not done-Cheers and continued success to you!

  13. kevin f forde - May 1, 2012

    Nice job Mike,I’m sure there’s more where that came from

  14. Matt B - May 4, 2012

    http://www.oxyathletics.com/sports/mtrack/2011-12/files/OxyInvite2012MeetProg.htm
    Pete entered at 14:55- wouldn’t doubt at least 15 flat or better- New AR!

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