Charles Allie annihilates two long-sprint world records in M65
Charles Allie of Pittsburgh has been a superstar for decades, but quietly and with classy understatement. But his latest statement, a couple weeks after turning 65, deserves some pretty loud cheers. At a Potomac Valley Track Club meet early this month, he shattered world records in the 200 and 400, with astonishing times of 24.85 and 56.28 â€” bettering listed WRs of 25.20 by American Steve Robbins in 2008 and 56.37 by German legend Guido MÃ¼eller in 2004. See results here. Charles, a Houston Elite teammate of Bill Collins, also ran the 100 (into a wind) in 12.40. His 200 had a tiny aiding wind. And what do the Age-Graded Tables say about these marks? They are worth 19.37 and 43.28 for an open runner. Happy belated birthday, Charles. Nice little celebration.