Allen Woodard is USATF Athlete of Week for oldest sub-50 in 400

Houston, we have a superstar! The latest masters trackster to win USATF Athlete of the Week is Texan Allen Woodard, who set an M45 world record at 400 Saturday and became the oldest human to run a lap under 50 seconds. USATF reports on his 49.69 at Rice: “I felt good during the race, but I didn’t know it was going to be a world record. I was running so easy and I knew it was fast, but I didn’t know it was going to be under 50 seconds. It was the perfect race.” His next goal? “To break 49 seconds. I feel like I have a different type of energy now, and I want that for my next goal. I have been working hard and I know I can do it.”

Allen is the fourth masters athlete to win AoW honors this year from USATF.

Allen is the fourth masters athlete of 2015 to win AoW honors from USATF.

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April 9, 2015

9 Responses

  1. Terry Ballou - April 10, 2015

    Very impressive time. Congrats!

  2. Nate Sickerson - April 10, 2015

    Way to go Allen!

  3. al cestero - April 10, 2015

    great to read of…!!!

  4. Brian Coushay - April 11, 2015


  5. Paul Brown - April 11, 2015

    Congrats Allen. I am an M50-54 400/200 sprinter. My goal when I was in M40 was to run a Sub 50 400 so the fact that you have done so at 46 boggles my mind. Very impressive.

  6. Darren Scott - April 13, 2015

    Just Brilliant ..many congrats
    hope he runs the worlds in lyon

  7. Mark Cleary - April 15, 2015

    Allen, is a classy guy who has talent and work ethic-all the best go get 48.95-Cheers Allen!

  8. Grant Lamothe - April 16, 2015


  9. Julie Donnelly - June 6, 2015

    Congratulations Allen! It’s amazing to think that you had so much pain you had to stop running, and now you are a record-holder for the 400! I just KNOW you’ll make your next goal!

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