British results show another 59-year-old 400-meter hurdler (drat!)
The Brits held their masters nationals in mid-September in Birmingham, and I was briefly bummed while scanning the results. See them here.
Listed in the M55 age group
is an exceptional sprinter-hurdler named Ian Broadhurst.
He took bronze in the 200 (26.09), bronze in the 400 (58.53) and gold in the 400 hurdles (67.98). I can’t even run the flat 400 in 68. But what dismayed me was his age: 59. Thus he had a chance of taking my possible title as world’s oldest quarter-mile hurdler for 2013. But according to his stat profile,
Ian was born in August 1954. I popped out in June 1954. Whew! My title is safe for now. According to his club
, Ian won M50 golds in the 4×1 and 4×4 at 2009 worlds in Lahti, Finland, after the DQ of the American teams thanks to the doping sanction against Val Barnwell.
October 7, 2013