M45 Whiteman wipes out Sal Allah’s 800 WR with leisurely 1:53.40

The best bet for a WR this outdoor season was the M45 800. The listed record of 1:54.18 has been held since 2005 by American Saladin “Sal” Allah. That’s because Britain’s Anthony Whiteman dipped under 1:53 indoors in February. Well Tony the Track Tiger did it Saturday. Athletics Weekly reports (and results confirm): “Whiteman ran 1:53.40 for fifth place in the 800m which was a second inside American Saladin Allah’s M45 world outdoor record from 2005 and bettered the British M45 outdoor record by almost four seconds, though it was slower than his indoor mark from earlier in the season.” Amazing as ever. (And thanks to Matt B for heads up!)

When is 5th place not 5th place? When it’s a record, topping M45 charts.

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May 12, 2017

8 Responses

  1. Matt B. - May 12, 2017

    No worries!
    Anthony races tomorrow in the 800 as well, so I expect he break it again

    Maybe catch it live on stream:

  2. Saladin allah - May 13, 2017

    Congrats, Anthony,

    An incredible effort. And the probability of u even lowering, even more incredible.
    Best wishes on your assault on the 800.

    Sal Allah…former WR holder

  3. Matt B. - May 13, 2017

    The stream works well. It appears Whiteman also has pacing duties for the 1500 later on the schedule. 1:58 split!

  4. Matt B. - May 13, 2017

    Wow. Must have been close to 1:52!!

  5. Matt B. - May 13, 2017

    Can’t wait to see official results. I got 54.35/1:51.60 on watch.

  6. B Beller - May 13, 2017


  7. Darnell Gatling - May 15, 2017

    Very impressive, the 400 record could be in site as well.

  8. Matt B. - May 22, 2017

    Wow 1:50

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