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Kathy Martin’s W65 American record 3K is INSANE best ABQ mark

USATF has a nifty summary of Day 1 of ABQ indoor nationals, with newbie press staffer Ashley Mitchell giving proper attention to Larry Hart beating follow hammer Olympian Ed Burke’s M70 record in the weight throw. WRs always demand attention. (See results here.) But in my mind the best mark of the meet — which […]

February 17, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

Kathy Martin, Oscar Peyton marks among 9 new last-minute records

Nobody’s perfect, so it’s no surprise that Sandy Pashkin’s list of USATF masters records nominations fell short. But the official list of ratified records shows nine that escaped Sandy’s notice or nod. Among them were Kathy Martin’s W60 outdoor mile record of 5:42.65, Oscar Peyton’s M60 outdoor 200 record of 24.23 and Ty Brown’s M65 […]

December 9, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized  5 Comments

Kathy Martin mauls W60 world record in mile with stunning 5:42

Hall of Famer Kathy Martin, 61, has won so many honors she almost ceases to surprise. She took the 10K at Olathe nationals in an American record 41:10.57 — 33 seconds better than the listed W60 best. No sweat. But that was but a warmup for her latest shocker. At Valley Stream North High School […]

July 18, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized  5 Comments

Kathy Martin crushes W60 world indoor record for 1500 meters

Thursday Night at the Races at the Armory in New York yielded a stunning time this week: a 5:12.2 world record for W60 Kathy Martin in the indoor 1500, chopping 10 seconds off the listed WR of 5:22.50 by Britain’s Pat Gallagher in 2006. When I heard about this, I wrote Kathy. She replied from […]

February 25, 2012   Posted in: Uncategorized  4 Comments

Another record: Kathy Martin repeats at USATF Athlete of the Week

This is rare. W60 distance star Kathy Martin has been named USATF Athlete of the Week — for the second time in three months. This just adds to her legend. And not a second too soon. I spoke at length recently to a New York Times sportswriter who is preparing a story about Kathy. I’m […]

December 24, 2011   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

Kathy Martin on a records rampage; 3000 AR reported

Kathyrn Martin’s time for the indoor mile Jan. 11 has now been posted. According to the New York Road Runners site: “Kathy Martin’s world record in the mile (was) the highlight (of the Armory all-comers meet).” But no sooner we learn of the 5:26.0 hand-time mark that we hear she set another W55 indoor best […]

January 26, 2007   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Report: Kathy Martin lowers W55 indoor mile record

From one of my masters moles: “I don’t know if anyone has let you know yet about more great performances from the amazing Kathy Martin. This was a New York Road Runners meet at the Armory in New York last night (mile, 800, and 2 mile). Kathy broke the world indoor record in the mile […]

January 12, 2007   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Kathy Martin, Bob Lida named USATF Masters T&F Athletes of Year

W65 distance great Kathy Martin and M80 sprint icon Bob Lida have been named USATF Masters Track & Field Athletes of the Year. They were chosen by the Masters T&F Awards Committee, of which I’m a member, after also being nominated to represent the United States as regional nominees for WMA Athletes of the Year. […]

November 30, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  5 Comments

W65 Kathy Martin claims 3K WR, W55 Lorraine Jasper AR mile

Oops, she did it again. Kathy Martin set another world record. Her fifth or sixth this season as a newbie W65. Bob Weiner shared details from Saturday’s meet in the D.C. area: “Kathy Martin, 65, from Northport, NY, set a new World Women’s 65-69 3000 Meter record of 11:42.8 today in the final day of […]

September 3, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  5 Comments

Kathy Martin’s 2 WRs at Toronto highlight Team USA at WMA meet

Bob Weiner, USATF national masters media director, writes what I didn’t have time to. Bless him (and Jeff Brower and Mary Trotto who helped with the stats). “Masters are on a tear! Master Chair Rex Harvey wants the USATF Masters to be the number one masters track and field team in the world, and it […]

August 17, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  8 Comments