Allen Johnson, nearly 37, wins Tyson invite 60 hurdles

Allen Johnson, who turns 37 on March 1, tonight won the 60-meter hurdles at the elite Tyson invite in Arkansas, clocking 7.60 seconds. That’s just off his own M35 American indoor record of 7.54, which he did last weekend in Germany. (The listed M35 American record is 7.56 by Greg Foster in 1994.) Check out this story, which again displays the cliche media amazement that a thirty-something can stay up with the kidlets. AJ said: “Listening to people and watching the people that came before me, I thought when you hit 33, 35 years old, that you feel significantly different than you do at 25. So far with me, that’s not been the case.” You Da Man, Allen. Go all the way to Beijing!

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February 15, 2008

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