Chris Brown lowers M35 WR in 400; Lagat also adds silver at Sopot

Geezer tracksters Chris Brown, 35, and Bernard Lagat, 39, both won silver Saturday at IAAF indoor worlds in Sopot, Poland, with Chris lowering his own M35 world record for 400 to an astonishing 45.58 lifetime best. The IAAF reported: “The Bahamian … thus [became] the oldest 400m medalist in the 15-year history of these championships.” Bernard’s 7:55.22 in the 3000 was behind his M35 world record of 7:37.97 from Doha four years ago (but makes him the oldest sub-8 guy). After the race, a European interviewer, asking Bernard about being a “retired runner,” queried how long he’d be competing. BL smiled and said: “You’re going to see me for a little longer.”

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March 9, 2014

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