W40 Joanne Pavey pulverizes 5000 WR at Rome IAAF meet

Four-time Olympian Joanne Pavey of Britain took 10th in the Pietro Mennea meet 5,000 Thursday night in Rome — part of the IAAF’s Diamond League. In other words, a serious meet. So she delivered a serious time — 15:04.87. Not bad for a lady who turns 41 this year and is a new mum. Her time crushed the listed W40 world record of 15:20.59 by Romania’s Elena Fidatov back in 2000. At a meet that included SIX masters exhibition races (100, 400 and 1500 for men and women), geezers also did well in the open events. Kim Collins, the 38-year-old sprinter, ran the 100 in 10.15. But I wish the results showed ages. The men’s 100 winner was Aldo Marco Alaimo in 11.06. He’s 38. The women’s winner was Mita Delia in 12.75. She’s 35. The men’s 400 went to M35 Tommaso Lisa in 50.45 and the women’s to W40 Germana De Renzi in 64.56. The 1500s went to M35 Antonio Miggiano (4:06.46) and W40 Paola Tiselli (4:54.55). Complete results are here. Hope the Italians forward Joanne’s record to WMA.

Joanne is shown before she had her child. Probably looks the same today.

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June 7, 2014

4 Responses

  1. Matt B. - June 7, 2014

    Her link goes to a Javier Martinez.

    Looking forward to a sub 15 by Joanne- only 20 seconds off her PR!.

  2. Karla Del Grande - June 7, 2014

    Here’s the video of the women’s 400 metres. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YFmgK0OOmo
    My friend and competitor from Italy, Anna Micheletti competed. She’s 62. Well done at representing Masters at this meet!

    1°DE RENZI Germana ITA 1:04.56 (0.194)
    2°GARIBOLDI Vittoriana ITA 1:04.79 (0.198)
    3°LIRONCURTI Alessandra ITA 1:06.03 (0.184)
    4°BURACCHIA Patrizia ITA 1:06.15 (0.199)
    5°DE LUCA Rebecka ITA 1:06.29 (0.263)
    6°CINGOLANI Tiziana ITA 1:07.95 (0.198)
    7°DI STEFANO Lucilla ITA 1:09.87 (0.247)
    8°SACCUCCI Carla ITA 1:10.24
    9°MICHELETTI Anna ITA 1:10.88

  3. David E. Ortman (M61), Seattle, WA - June 7, 2014

    Another interesting example of billboard size bib numbers that obliterates the country designation. If you know your flags, you can figure it out, but running with flags is not allowed.

  4. Fidel - June 7, 2014

    the time blows away lots of US elites times.

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