5 spectacular world records reported by Spanish statmeisters

Manuel Alonso Domingo is the new king of M80 metric milers.

Manuel Alonso Domingo is the new king of M80 metric milers, displacing Ed Whitlock.

The Spanish masters website in July reported five world age-group records (including indoor W35 high jump) set in 2016. All are amazing. In M75, José Vicente Rioseco López ran the 800 in 2:30.59, beating the listed WR of 2:34.3 by Aussie David Carr in 2007. In M80, Manuel Alonso Domingo ran the 1500 in 5:47.35, nipping the listed WR of 5:48.93 by Canada’s Ed Whitlock at 2011 Sacto worlds. In M45, Alex Florez Studer did the 5000 walk in 20:46.20, beating the listed WR of 20:54.4 by New Zealand’s Gary Little way back in 1991. And in M35, the 4×800 team of Sotomayor, Gil, Pérez and Pous clocked 7:51.47 (an average of 1:57.8) to crush the listed WR of 7:55.67 by an American foursome in 2010. Yowza! Why the sudden records? Maybe the Spaniards are anticipating 2018 worlds being held in Malaga. I’m also awaiting details on an M70 indoor vault record at the Rocky Mountain Masters Games.

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August 31, 2016

2 Responses

  1. Fernando Marquina - September 5, 2016

    1,98m in high jump of Ruth Beitia is no world record indoors?

  2. Ken Stone - September 5, 2016

    Ah so. I didn’t realize 1.98 was indoors. That exceeds listed WMA indoor record of 1.97 by Bulgaria’s Venelina Veneva-Mateev in 2011.

    Good catch, Fernando!

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