Ed Whitlock, Karla Del Grande get big indoor WRs in mile, 200
(See complete results.) As Doug “Shaggy” Smith reports: “Ed Whitlock ran a 6:44.44 Mile â€“ breaking the 6:48.02 World Record (John Keston USA â€™05). There was no previous CAN record. W60 Karla Del Grande continued her onslaught on the World Records with a 28.59 in the 200m. The record of 28.94 was held by USAâ€™s Phil Raschker in 2007.” Great photos are posted by John MacMillan. How does 82-year-old Ed’s mile rate on the Age-Graded Tables? Under the 2010 factors (which have been updated, but I don’t have them yet), a 6:44.44 is worth 3:55.6. And Karla’s 28.59 is worth 21.56. (The real women’s indoor WR is 21.87 by Merlene Ottey.) And Ed circled back to help set a Canadian M70 record in the 4×8. This marathoner has range!The era of “soft records” in masters track ended years ago. Now we need a new category: “stunning records.” In that group you have to include M80 Ed Whitlock and W60 Karla Del Grande, whose latest WRs were set Sunday at the third Ontario mini-meet.