Anthony Whiteman claims M45 outdoor mile WR with insane 4:10.0

Sub-4 masters mile legend Anthony Whiteman, who turned 45 in November, finally found an outdoor mile race. Saturday at the “Night of Endurance” at Leckwith Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, he predicted a 4:05. Pretty gutsy, since the listed M45 WR is Tony Young’s 4:16.09 from 2008. But Tony tore through four laps in a hand-timed 4:10, he tells me via FB and his followers via Twitter. It may not pass record vetters, but he knows what he ran. And the world does now. Tony ran a 4:07.4 road mile in May and also a 1:51.3 for 800. So he was due. On the Age-Graded Tables, his 4:10 is worth an open (age-20-30) time of 3:47.5! Miles are rare in Britain, Tony says. So let’s hope he gets recognition for his latest mark.

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August 12, 2017

4 Responses

  1. Matt B. - August 13, 2017

    Probably 4:09.., but rounded up for HT
    Great job

  2. B Beller - August 13, 2017

    Genetic freak! Amazing!!

  3. David E. Ortman (M64), Seattle, WA - August 13, 2017

    Very impressive. As for records, at least there is a curb visible and he doesn’t have to worry about NWIs, but let’s not start declaring hand times as world records.

  4. Alex - August 20, 2017

    If he gets into the right race expect a 4:05 or 4:06.

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