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Keith Bateman turns 60, turns eyes on basketful of world bests

Shortly after Australia’s Keith Batemen turned 55, he announced his goals — five world age-group records. He delivered with WRs in the 1500 (4:12.35), mile (4:35.04), 3000 (8:56.80), 5000 (15:29.7) and 10,000 (31:51.86). Today (June 29) Keith turned 60, and in the run-up to aging up, he posted (on Facebook) his latest goals. Five more […]

June 29, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  9 Comments

Keith Bateman’s book bonus: videos on how to run, fix knees

Aussie supermaster Keith Bateman and co-author Heidi Jones have begun posting video extras to their new book “Older Yet Faster.” Here’s Heidi with a knee exercise. Below is how Keith begins teaching his running technique — kind of like starting floppers out with a scissors. But I thought running was supposed to be a natural […]

December 26, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

WR+WR+WR+WR+WR = Credibility for Bateman book on running

Aussie runner Keith Bateman told me in 2010 that his short-term M55 goals were “world records for 1500, mile, 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000! Ambitious or what! :-)” Well, yeah. But he did it! In coming months, he set WRs in all five races. (See times below.) Now he’s come out with a book that aims […]

December 15, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  12 Comments

Keith Bateman makes it a sweep! WRs from mile through 10,000

Last August, Aussie Keith Bateman called his shot. He came to the plate and pointed toward five world records in the M55 distances—1500, mile, 3000, 5000 and 10K. Nonsense, huh? Look again, sports fans. He made it 4-for-5 Saturday by lowering the outdoor record for 10,000 to an incredible 31:51.86— better than a half-minute faster […]

March 27, 2011   Posted in: Uncategorized  9 Comments

Bateman demolishes M55 world record for outdoor 5000 meters

Keith Bateman’s world record tour continues unabated down under. On Wednesday, Keith ran 5000 meters in a hand-timed 15:29.7 at an Athletics New South Wales “permit meet” at Blacktown Olympic Park in Sydney, reports Simon Butler-White, who says results of the meet should be online soon. The listed M55 WR is 15:37.0 by Britain’s Michael […]

January 7, 2011   Posted in: Uncategorized  22 Comments

Rich Burns on mile rival Bateman: I hope he can get all WRs

Rich Burns says he knew his crossworld distance friend and rival Keith Bateman was going for his M55 world mile record. They exchange notes. “He was good enough to e-mail me from the track that he had run around 34/35 ( hadn’t had the official time at that point),” says Rich of Keith’s WR 4:35.04 […]

December 20, 2010   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

Aussie Bateman scorches Burns’ WR in M55 mile, clocks 4:35.04

Who said it was indoor season? Not Keith Bateman. The Aussie superstar yesterday ran a mile outdoors in 4:35.04, taking nearly 2 seconds off Rich Burns’ 6-month-old M55 world record of 4:36.94. Rich had lowered a record that had lasted 33 years. Now this. No word short of awesome suffices. From Down Under, Simon Butler-White […]

December 19, 2010   Posted in: Uncategorized  6 Comments

Bateman smashes M55 world record in 3K at Sydney stadium

Simon Butler-White writes from Down Under: “I’m pleased to report that Keith Bateman broke the WR at the New South Wales 3000m championships at Sydney Olympic Park on November 13. Competing in the ‘C’ race (athletes were seeded based on best times), he clocked 8:56.80. The race was filmed and can be viewed on YouTube. […]

November 16, 2010   Posted in: Uncategorized  5 Comments

Keith Bateman runs M55 Aussie records for 3,000 meters and 1500

Simon Butler-White writes from Down Under: “I thought I’d pass on the early season progress of Keith Bateman, Rich Burns’ friendly long-distance rival. Keith broke the 34-year-old Australian 3000-meter record (John Gilmour, 9:20) on October 16 at Sydney’s Narrabeen track, running 9:14.27, and yesterday (October 23) broke the 29-year-old Australian 1500-meter record (Jack Ryan, 4:17.6) […]

October 24, 2010   Posted in: Uncategorized  8 Comments

Keith Bateman’s goals: WR’s at every distance from 1500 to 10K

M55 supermiler Keith Bateman of Australia says he probably won’t enter Sacramento worlds next year. Not because of potential 1500 rival Rich Burns. “(I) would love to meet and race Rich,” Keith says. But the 2011 meet poses a problem: “Too expensive for me at the moment.” In any case, Keith graciously replied to my […]

August 9, 2010   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment