Bahamas’ Chris Brown claims M35 indoor WR for 400 meters

Chris Brown is an indoor specialist.

At the same meet in Glasgow that 39-year-old Bernard Lagat won the 3000 in 7:49.83, another M35 quietly crushed the listed indoor WR in the 400. Chris Brown of the Bahamas clocked 45.93, which beats the 47.45 of France’s Pierre-Mariew Hilaire in 2001. But given the sausage factory that is masters track record-keeping, who know what the real best is? The Eurovets records database shows an M35 time of 47.35 for Russia’s Rusian Maschenko in 2007. The IAAF database shows 47.06 for American Alvin Harrison. Outdoors, the listed M35 WR for 400 is 45.76 by France’s Ibrahima Wade in 2004. But mastersathletics.net lists a M35 time of 45.68 for Harrison in 2009. (The listed USATF record for 400 indoors is 48.58 by Mitchell Lovett and outdoors is 46.38 by James King, way back in 1984.) Confused yet? At least Chris Brown appears to have cut through the clutter. Nice race. (Thanks to my Italian friend Andrea Benatti for noticing the Chris Brown record.)
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January 26, 2014

2 Responses

  1. Weia Reinboud - January 26, 2014

    Here no one above 35: http://www.apulanta.fi/matti/yu/aars_Men.html#400m

  2. fidel - January 26, 2014

    I wonder if Brown’s new record will be credited accordingly.

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