Marie-Louise and Nolan on fire! More American records for legends

Running a little outside their comfort zones, milers Marie-Louise Michelsohn and Nolan Shaheed notched a pair of American records over the weekend: W70 Marie-Louise clocked a 3:04.69 for 800 (indoors) and Nolan a 9:57.46 for 3000 meters (outdoors). MLM ran the 800 at the Armory on Monday night in a USATF association championships, and Nolan was at Andy Hecker’s traditional Southern California Indoor Meet . . . Outdoors Sunday at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, south of Los Angeles. Between them, they have about a half-dozen records this season. I’ve lost count. MLM smashed the listed AR of 3:09.74 by Jeanne Daprano at Landover nationals in 2009, and Nolan’s mark shatters the listed AR of 10:11.24 by Douglas Winn in 2010.

Marie-Louise has six-pack abs and the legs of a 30-year-old.

Marie-Louise says the race was fun: “The open women ran in a separate heat from the masters women. There were five of us masters. In addition to two of us from New York there were three women from the Athena Track Club from Pennsylvania. I love running with all of those women.”

She also sends word that she’ll skip indoor nationals and focus on Illinois outdoor masters nationals, saying: “Training seems to be going well now. I’m just going to stick to East Coast meets.”

Congrats to both! Put those records outtasight!

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February 21, 2012

5 Responses

  1. Jerry Smartt - February 21, 2012

    Congratulations Nolan and Marie-Louise. Beautiful running. You are flying. WOW! Smartty

  2. Julie Hayden - February 21, 2012

    Congratulations to two of the finest athletes and diplomats in Masters’ track & field. You guys are the best!

  3. Jeff Davison - February 21, 2012

    Congrads to them both!

  4. Roger Pierce - February 22, 2012

    Marie-Louise and Nolan…fantastic. Good on ya mates.

  5. Ocean - February 23, 2012

    Congratulations to you both!

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