Brit Whiteman lowers own M40 WR in 800 to 1:48.22 in Indiana

Tony Whiteman

Somehow I missed this result from June 6: Tony Whiteman ran 800 meters in 1:48.22 in Indianapolis, lowering his previous M40 best of 1:48.28 from May. We learn from Kent Online: “Former GEC Avionics middle distance star Anthony Whiteman set a new M40 800m world record…. Whiteman, who recently became the first man aged over 40 to run a sub-four minute mile outdoors, will now target the M40 1,500m record of 3min 42.65sec owned by Russian athlete Vyacheslav Shabunin. His attempt could be a highlight of the Aviva Olympic Trials in Birmingham this weekend, where Whiteman has vowed to at least make the final to embarrass his younger peers. He could come up against the World Champion at 5,000m, Mo Farah, who is going to target the 1,500m at the Trials to prepare for a tilt at the London Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m double.”
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June 19, 2012

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  1. tOnY yOuNg - June 19, 2012

    TW is putting times out there that will truly be a test for any former World Class runner to aspire too. Great stuff!

  2. Matt B. - June 24, 2012

    http://www.uka.org.uk/results/20120622_birmingham/timetable/index/Data/M/1500_R_h.html
    wonder what his splits were.

  3. Matt B. - June 24, 2012

    I think that is him in third- blurry
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/picturegalleries/9350892/Olympic-trials-2012-in-pictures.html#?frame=2256828

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