An M55 800 WR for Anselm LeBourne? What about earlier one?

Anselm signals No. 1 in photo posted to Facebook on Wednesday.

Anselm signals No. 1 in photo posted to Facebook on Wednesday.

Now I’m really confused. In mid-June Anselm LeBourne posted to Facebook that he had run 2:01.63 for 800 at a New York Road Runners Speed Series meet. This week, he posted that he’d set a “new official world record in the men’s 800 meters for 55-59 years old at long island USATF track meet. Ran a time of 2:03.42, breaking old world record of 2:03.70,” Stan Immelman’s mark from 2001. The NYRR series is not USATF-sanctioned, according to the USATF calendar. But in a posted comment, Rob Lemke said: “Last night Anselm ran 2:03.42 at a USATF-LI Summer Series meet in Hauppauge, NY. He notified us beforehand of his attempt to better the listed world record and our meet director helped him obtain all the necessary paperwork. Congratulations, Anselm!” Too bad the 2:01 won’t fly.
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July 25, 2014

7 Responses

  1. yves - July 25, 2014

    Absolutely great

  2. Mike - July 25, 2014


  3. Christel Donley - July 25, 2014

    I can help you being more confused…
    any event I entered at Nationals had records listed on the event sheets, yet most of us knew that there were a lot of records from 2014 PENDING!
    Since nothing is verified until the convention, everything better than the LISTED record had to be
    “re recorded” The officials went by the rules and rightly so. Even if meant taking the implements back for re-measuring, saying:” I or somebody else had already thrown further – in a sanctioned meet, with
    paperwork submitted” -still, there was only one way to do it at Nationals.

    Ken. I know you know that. Being confused is my “MO”

  4. Sid Howard - July 27, 2014

    Great job my brotha

  5. Horace Grant - July 28, 2014

    Outstanding Anselm! Congratulations! Great run!

  6. Oscar Peyton - July 28, 2014

    Anselm, you are really tearing it up this year. Keep up the good work.

  7. Mark Cleary - July 29, 2014

    All Hail Anselm !!!

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