Germany’s Guido Müller goes sub-50 in 300 hurdles at age 75!

Wolfgang bounds toward his M55 WR in TJ.

German masters nationals were held in Erfurt, and two world records are reported. One by old reliable Guido Müller takes my breath away. At age 75, he ran the 300-meter hurdles in 49.65. That crushed the listed WR of 52.91 by Canada’s Earl Fee in 2005. On the Age-Graded Tables, Guido’s time is worth 44.34 for 400-meter hurdles. Insane.) Guido now owns EVERY possible 300 hurdles WR — M60, M65, M70 and M75. When he turns 80, he’s forced to run the 200 hurdles, where he’ll probably run sub-30. (Earl has the WR at 36.95.) Can we pass a new masters exception that forces him to run 400 hurdles, where he belongs? Also setting a WR was Wolfang Knabe, who triple-jumped 13.87 meters (45-6 1/4) to nip the listed M55 world record of 13.85 (45-5 1/4) by Finland’s Stig Bäcklund at 1995 Buffalo worlds. Guido also won the 100 in 13.63, the 200 in 27.98 and the 400 in 70.00. Also the 80-meter hurdles in 14.50 (well off American Jim Stookey’s WR of 13.62, thank goodness.) Complete results are here. Now let’s kick butt in North Carolina!

Guido claims his latest world record in the 300-meter hurdles. As if I care.

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July 16, 2014

3 Responses

  1. Weia Reinboud - July 17, 2014

    The insaneness is in the age gradings, did you mean that?

  2. Ken Stone - July 17, 2014

    Actually, what I meant to say: Why not a masters exception for Ken Stone, so HIS race is the 200-meter hurdles? I get tired easily.

  3. Earl Fee - July 22, 2014

    Congratulations Guido. You are amazing. I knew you would do this to my record.

    I was telling my Irish lady friend, Geraldine Finegan, I am a self coached hurdler, She said, “That is your problem.”

    I don’t have my record but I still have my sense of humor.

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