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 вЂ“ 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.