South African hurdle great set for M40 events at Budapest worlds
In 2002, Shaun Bownes of South Africa ran the 110 highs in 13.26. Not too shabby, since the world record was 13.2 back in my day. Now Shaun has his sights set on Budapest indoor worlds. A blog post gives details. We also learn: “Some of his outdoor successes in the 110m hurdles were a bronze (1998) and Gold (2002) at the Commonwealth Games. Shaun’s toughest competition will come from Don Drummond (USA) with a SB of 7.99 followed by Herbert Simoes (Bra) with a best of 8.10. A total number of 24 competitors have entered in this age group. He holds the South African Masters record in the 35-39 age group, but has not been actively participating in the 40-44 age group until recently.” Great to see the best going head-to-head. Welcome to M40, Shaun! Any other ex-elites coming out of the woodwork?