Kathy Martin loses W55 indoor 1500 WR to Spain’s Aurora Perez

Aurora Perez, who holds the W50 world indoor record at 1500 meters, turned 55 in November and didn’t waste time going after the W55 global best. She got it Feb. 3, says the Eurovets site, “in the city of Antequera (Spain) with a time of 4:58.13 – a tremendous race, a great record! Congratulations! See you in San Sebastian (at the Eurovets indoor championships) on the track again!” Aurora was named Best Veteran of 2011 for Europe. “Though Aurora Perez could not compete in Sacramento at the World Masters Championships (caused by an injury), her performances have been so outstanding that she won the sixth time the election as best Spanish woman,” said the EVAA. Aurora broke the listed W55 indoor 15 best by American Hall of Famer Kathy Martin, who ran 4:58.7 in 2007. The listed outdoor WR for W55 is 4:57.4 by Britain’s Carolyn Oxton in 1998. That should fall.

Aurora, looking winded but buff in bikini briefs, poses with her indoor WR time.

Aurora, looking winded but buff in bun huggers, poses with indoor WR time.

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February 12, 2013

5 Responses

  1. Mary Harada - February 13, 2013

    silly headline Ken –
    congratulations to the new record holder, she broke Kathy’s record and records are made to be broken – not “lost”. I doubt the Kathy misplaced her record.
    As for the “bikini briefs” – not so sure about that – I have seen “briefer” bikini briefs on many female athletes – those are what one might call “bun huggers”- less brief than the bikini briefs.

  2. Liz Palmer - February 13, 2013

    She does indeed look very buff! What a great race for her.

  3. Ken Stone - February 13, 2013

    Bun huggers, they are! I’ll correct caption. Thanks for fashion fix, Mary!

  4. Arthur Nelson aka Ace Bond - February 14, 2013

    A fantastic accomplishment. I can only wish to maintain her level of fitness when I reach the M55 bracket. Impressive indeed. Congratulations and best of luck on setting the Outdoor record as well.

  5. Ocean Eversley - February 17, 2013

    She is an inspiration!

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