Sorry, Horace Grant; Spaniard claims your M55 indoor WR, too

At the start of last weekend, Horace Grant held world indoor 800 records in M55 and M60. Today he has none. Joe Gough of Ireland claimed the M60 Sunday. Now we learn that the M55 record fell the same day — to Joaquin Joyas Albertus. Competing against youngsters, Joaquin, who turned 55 in mid-November, ran 2:06.87 to lower Horace’s listed WR of 2:07.05 from 2010. “It was actually the third time he beat the Spanish record this season with marks of 2:09.71 (Jan. 26), 2:09.23 (Jan. 31) and the current [mark],” said a Facebook post by Andres Martinez. See results here from the Catalonia Indoor Championships in Sabadell, Spain. I suspect one of the finishers in this video is Joaquin (which one?), apparently at same track as Sunday’s:

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February 12, 2014

4 Responses

  1. mike travers - February 12, 2014

    I don’t see a curb on that track. Are WMA records accepted with cones?

  2. Ken Stone - February 12, 2014

    Horace Grant reacts to latest record:

    Well, records are meant to be broken. This very motivational to me, especially since I’m recovering. I think the 800 is the toughest race in Track. The ladies and gentlemen who compete at this distance are very special indeed!

  3. tb - February 12, 2014

    It’s the guy they’re cheering on, who finishes fifth.

  4. Ken Stone - February 13, 2014

    Yes, cones are acceptable. Seen it happen.

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