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Ottey runs 100 in an age-graded (and astounding) 10.22

This is beyond belief. At age 46, Merlene Ottey has run a legal 11.45 for 100 meters to qualify for the European Championships. As

July 20, 2006   Posted in: Uncategorized  8 Comments

Age Graded Tables finally arrive! And we have ’em

WMA veep Rex Harvey today sent me this Microsoft Excel file (updated 5/18/06 to fix M55 shot factor) containing the Age Graded Tables — factors for multiplying your times or distances to see how they compare with marks in the “Open Class” (generally 20- to 30-year-olds) or any other age group. Officially, these tables are […]

May 3, 2006   Posted in: Uncategorized  6 Comments

Age-graded 9000-point decathlon in San Sebastian?

It’s possible. This coming Tuesday and Wednesday at the World Masters Athletic Championships in Spain, an American decathlete could put his event’s M40 world record into outer space. Kip Janvrin, who competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics and vied for a national open title this past June in Carson, turned 40 on July 8.

August 20, 2005   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

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

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 […]

August 23, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  4 Comments

Anthony Whiteman runs MONSTER sub-1:50 for M45 WR over 800

Five years ago, I was crazy impressed with a mark by Olympian Anthony Whiteman, headlining a post: “Incredible M40 WR: Tony Whiteman breaks 1:50 barrier in 800.” So now what do we do? At a British Milers Club event Saturday in Stratford, Tony torched his own recent WRs to clock a sub-1:50 at age 45. […]

August 19, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  5 Comments

Anthony Whiteman claims M45 outdoor mile WR with insane 4:10.0

Sub-4 masters mile legend Anthony Whiteman, who turned 45 in November, finally found an outdoor mile race. Saturday at the “Night of Endurance” at Leckwith Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, he predicted a 4:05. Pretty gutsy, since the listed M45 WR is Tony Young’s 4:16.09 from 2008. But Tony tore through four laps in a hand-timed […]

August 12, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  4 Comments

‘Grandpa’ Bell poised at 95 to be Oldest Human Vaulter at nationals

Don Pellmann barely missed becoming the oldest vaulter in human history when, at age 100, he couldn’t time his leg pull at the 2015 San Diego Senior Olympics. Don’t expect the same mistake Saturday from William Bell. Now 95, the M90 WR man is a shoo-in for the debut WR in his age group. Proof […]

July 12, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

M45 Anthony Whiteman wipes out own WR, screams 800 in 1:51.3!

What a loser. The 10th-place finisher in the B heat of the British Milers Club meet Saturday at Solihull had an 800 PR of 1:45.81 but managed to run only 1:51.3. His club, Shaftesbury Barnet, must be hanging its head in shame. But wait! What’s that? The runner is 45 years old? Oops, never mind. […]

May 14, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  10 Comments

M45 Allen Woodard lowers own 400 WR to astounding 49.09

Last April, Allen Woodard of Houston was open about his 400-meter goal: sub-49 at age 46. A year later, he’s closer still. At Saturday’s Texas Southern University Relays, Allen clocked an incredible 49.09 against the kiddies to lower his own listed M45 outdoor American record of 49.32 at 2016 Grand Rapids nationals. (The listed WR […]

March 19, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  6 Comments

Italian’s M40 triple jump WR is almost beyond Beamonesque: 56-2

Two masters-age athletes competed in open championships Sunday — both taking second to men eight years younger. In Albuquerque, M50 Khalid Mulazim was beating Southwest Sprinters TC teammate Gabriel Fuzat at the 200, but lost to Gabriel in the 400 exhibition at the USA Indoor Nationals, 51.58 to 52.02. But Khalid’s mark beat Mike Sullivan’s […]

March 5, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  7 Comments