M65 Joe Gough of Ireland adds another indoor world record at 800

Irish middle-distance star Joe Gough on Thursday set an M65 world record for the indoor 800, according to his club — West Waterford AC — in a Facebook post. Joe, who was second in the masters 800 exhibition at IAAF Portland worlds in 2016, clocked 2:16.65 to nip the listed WR of 2:16.80 by Canadian great Earl Fee in 1994. Joe’s 2:16 came at a meet in Abbotstown, which is set to host a major meet this weekend, so perhaps we’ll see more fireworks from Joltin’ Joe. I haven’t seen results link, but it may show up here. Joe also owns the M60 indoor WR of 2:14.06, set in 2014. Joe began his season only a couple weeks ago, starting with a 2.18.99 for 800. (The listed outdoor WR is 2:14.33 by Earl Fee in 1995.)

Facebook post showed Joe running. Not sure if image is from his WR 800.

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February 22, 2018

4 Responses

  1. Tom Phillips - February 23, 2018

    Go Joe!

  2. Matt B. - February 23, 2018

    Wow. His 59.5 400 this year already shows he probably will break 2:14 outdoors.

  3. Steve Morris - February 25, 2018

    Let’s all raise a glass of Guinness and toast to Joe on his new world record. Slainte!

  4. Horace Grant - February 26, 2018

    Congrats Joe!

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