At 42, Anthony Whiteman runs 800 in 1:50.92 at British nationals.
Anthony Whiteman, now 42. He holds the M40 world outdoor record for 800 at 1:48.22. This weekend, he barely missed qualifying for the final at British nationals, running 1:50.92. Anthony, a two-time Olympian, set the outdoor record two years ago, and he’s still in the elite game. His target: the M40 indoor WR of 1:48.81 by American Johnny Gray. AW’s all-time best is 1:45.81, according to his profile. His best mark last year was 1:49.52. On his Twitter feed, Anthony posted: “I think my 1.50.92 800 today was my 2nd fastest ever [indoors]!! … Although I did split 1.49.5 when I ran 2.18 1k in ’96!” He explained why he missed the finals: “Spot in the final missed by 1/10th! Despite not getting to run in my lucky @swiftwick socks as I mixed them up with my kid’s school socks!”Certain distance runners have staying power into their late 30s, like Bernard Lagat in the 3K or 5K. But in the sprints and middle distances, few M35s are still at the elite game. So check out Britain’s