Anthony Whiteman runs MONSTER sub-1:50 for M45 WR over 800

Five years ago, I was crazy impressed with a mark by Olympian Anthony Whiteman, headlining a post: “Incredible M40 WR: Tony Whiteman breaks 1:50 barrier in 800.” So now what do we do? At a British Milers Club event Saturday in Stratford, Tony torched his own recent WRs to clock a sub-1:50 at age 45. Word first came from Matthew H. Fraser Moat, who wrote on Facebook: “Anthony Whiteman runs 1:49.86 in the M800 ‘A’ race at the BMC Trafford Grand Prix to set another V45 world best. He has now broken 1:50 in each of the last 7 seasons.” Tony tweeted: “Awful build up 2 race, stuck in traffic, arrived late, pleaded 2 run in A race, moaned about the wind tripped over in warm up then 1.49.86😀🏃🏻” At the beginning of the season, the listed M45 WR was 1:54.18 by American Saladin Allah in 2005. Official results should be posted soon at the BMC page. But WOW. On the Age-Graded Tables, Tony’s latest WR is worth an open time of 1:39.76!

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August 19, 2017

5 Responses

  1. B Beller - August 19, 2017

    How is that even possible??? Amazing!!!

  2. Alex - August 20, 2017

    Unbelievable doesn’t cover it. He was a semi finalist in the Atlanta Olympics.

  3. Matt B. - August 20, 2017

    I wonder what his splits were.
    1:49.29 at age 39- only slowed .57 in 6 years.
    Even if he slows 1/2 second a year over next 5 seasons, it would be 1:52.36 at age 50.That will be one for the age grading record books!

  4. Ken Stone - August 20, 2017

    Now Tony posted Sunday:

    British League div 5 @ Bournemouth 1.49.2 front run ftw! Heading to the British League Prem final to compete for @SBHarriers today!

  5. Matt B. - August 20, 2017

    Doubled back next day to run 1:49.2!! Is there a results link?

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