Aussie David Carr crushes M85 WR in mile with crazy fast 7:16.7

David shows off medals from several world meets.

Down Under, athletes are running in conditions akin to late February Up Over. So behold what old David Carr did last week. His western Australian club reports: “With great conditions at Ern Clark Athletics Centre on Thursday night, David Carr set a pending new world record for the M85 mile with the fantastic time of 7:16.7 (previous record 7:22.28 by Canada’s Ed Whitlock in 2016).” This appears to be the fourth WR set by David this year. “A special thank you to all those who came on the night expressly to help, support and run with David!” Aha! Illegal pacing! Just kidding. But we sure hope all the technicalities are met. On the Age-Graded Tables, 7:16.7 is worth an open time of 3:51.8.

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August 23, 2017

5 Responses

  1. John Dennehy - August 24, 2017

    David Carr has set 4 World Records since entering the M85 age group in June, 2017. He now owns the 800m, 1500m, 2km steeples and the mile. He has taken 2 records from Ed Whitlock and Earl Fee, two of the most revered masters athletes.
    Excellent results from a most respected athlete. Congratulations David.

  2. Matt B. - August 24, 2017

    Amazing. Wasn’t David running like 2:09 at age 50? 3:06 800m at age 85 is very impressive.

    55.79 and 2:08.8 1983 Australian Masters champs. Age 50-51.
    He is definitely ahead of the aging curve!

  3. John Dennehy - August 30, 2017

    Yes, that’s true. David actually ran sub 2:10 in the 800m when he was in the M55 age group. Incredible athlete.

  4. Earl Fee - September 3, 2017

    Many congratulations David. All amazing records. I expect they will last for many many decades.It appears there is no need for your to read my anti-aging book “100 Years Young he Natural Way”.

  5. John Dennehy - July 21, 2023

    The brilliant David Carr passed away peacefully on 18 July,2023 in Perth, Western Australia. A tough competitor, a loyal friend and a man of integrity and dignity.
    Vale David.

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