My apologies to Anselm for overlooking his M55 indoor mile WRs

Anselm twice set M55 mile WRs indoors in 2015.

This is my semiannual apology for not going the extra mile. Although I always cite “listed record” in my WR reports, I should have checked an authoritative site on who really owns the M55 indoor mile best. My old friend Alan Sigmon reminds me that Guy Bracken isn’t the fastest M55 indoor miler, and Chris Chisholm isn’t the speediest M55 American. That’s because some guy named Ken Stone told of Anselm LeBourne running 4:34.79 and 4:37.05 in 2015. (Marks also covered by Runner’s World and RunnerSpace.) So how did Anselm’s 4:34 fall out of the deck? Was it not ratified? In fact, Jeff Brower (our masters records czar) submitted the AL miles for approval at the 2015 USATF annual meeting. The problem? The mark wasn’t added to the USATF and WMA records pages. That should be rectified quickly. Or else I’ll be forced to memorize my 5,734 blog posts. Or put Alan Sigmon on retainer.

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March 6, 2018

2 Responses

  1. Matt B. - March 7, 2018

    Better than Bateman’s record outdoor

  2. Salva - March 11, 2018

    Thank you for re-posting, and spot on.

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