M45 Anthony Whiteman shatters 2 more barriers with WR 1:52.96!
At 45, he seemed out of place. His 800-meter heat at British indoor nationals included a pair of 18-year-olds and two 21-year-olds. (The second-oldest in the field was a 33-year-old who ran 1:54.84.) But Anthony Whitemanâ€™s time fit with the meetâ€™s elite status â€” 1:52.96. By crashing the 1:54 and 1:53 barriers, Anthony also lowered his own (recent) M45 world record of 1:54.85 (which in turn crushed the listed WR of 1:56.10). His mark overshadowed the masters relays (see results here) at the Millrose Games later Saturday â€” where Ajee Wilson ran an American record 1:58.27 for 8 and the Duplantis spawn vaulted 5.75 (18-10Â¼) for a high school record. (Mondo is 17.) Back in the pack of the Wanamaker Mile was 19-year-old Drew Hunter, son of masters sprinter Joan Hunter. Drew clocked 3:56.80. Not bad. Try beating 1:53 in 26 years, kid.