Sorensen improves own AR, falls short of WR mile

Jim Sorensen ran a sub-4:05 mile this afternoon at the Pro Men’s Mile exhibition at the USA Youth nationals in the Chicago suburb of Lisle, Illinois. Great effort. A new American record, too, as his 4:04.98 lowers his own 4:05.27 from the previous week. But the M40 world outdoor record remains 4:02.53. Daniel Lincoln, who took second, told USATF: “It was tough out there. It’s hot and windy, but we just got out and tried to break four minutes anyway.” For Jim’s part, “I got out all right, but the second lap I fell back. I like to run relaxed the first lap, but maybe I just relaxed too much. I’m satisfied in that I was able to lower my American record.”

The official results from Lisle:

Mile Run Finish Line Elite Men
Name Year Team Finals
1 Fountain, Mark Adidas 3:58.86
2 Lincoln, Daniel Nike 4:00.29
3 Summerside, Seth Adidas 4:01.64
4 Overall, Scott unattached 4:03.57
5 Sorensen, Jim Sports Basement 4:04.98
6 Watson, Luke Adidas 4:05.39
7 Lowery, Brad Team Usa MN 4:06.02
8 Fife, Jordan Brooks 4:06.14
9 Koborsi, Rod Reebok 4:09.19
10 Spencer, Hunter Indiana Invaders 4:10.11
11 Burley, Sam Asics 4:12.21
12 Chorney, Tom unattached 4:16.62

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July 6, 2007

2 Responses

  1. Mark Cleary - July 6, 2007

    Jim, congrats on a spectacular season–one for the agesI wish you a great off season and more great things to come in the future.

  2. Don - July 8, 2007

    Great to see you still going strong. Way to lower your time. Congrats !

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