WR rampage by M65 Ritte, W75 Lafayette-Boyd, W55 Matheson

Carol is keeping ahead of Wolfgang in her jump.

Germany’s Wolfgang Ritte, dubbed the Masters Bubka by Bubba Sparks, broke the M65 indoor world record in the vault twice on Jan. 19, ending at 3.95 meters (12-11 1/2). Wölfie turned 65 on Jan. 7. He bettered the listed WR of American John Altendorf — 3.86 (12-8) at the Reno Pole Vault Summit in 2013. In Edmonton, Alberta, over the weekend, Canada, W75 Carol Lafayette-Boyd reportedly smashed world indoor WRs in the long jump and triple jump. She long jumped 3.97 (13-0 1/4) to better Christiane Schmalbruch’s record of 3.71 (12-2). She triple jumped 8.46 (27-9 1/4) to cream Christiane’s record of 7.87 (25-10). Loretta Amerongen also reports Carol broke Canadian records in the 60 – 9.66 (Kathy Bergen’s world record is 9.49) and she also broke the Canadian record in the 200 — 33.45 (Kathy’s world record is 33.06). Awaiting results here. Finally, the UK’s Bridget Cushen reports on the WMA site: “Competing in the Scottish Masters 3000m Indoor Championships on 4 January (actually Jan. 7), 56-year-old Fiona Matheson broke her own W55 10.21.52 sec record set almost a year to the day in the same stadium. The 2014 WMA W50 Indoor 1500/3000m silver medallist in Budapest in 2014 was running in a mixed-age category when she lowered her own record by almost 3 seconds to establish a new W55 world record of 10:18.87 sec.

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January 21, 2018

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  1. John Altendorf - January 22, 2018

    It is great to see Wolfgang continuing his successful charge on all records as he moves into a new age group. Congratulations my friend.
    – John

  2. Ken Stone - January 22, 2018

    Results from Sunday’s Sportsplex Track Showcase indoor track & field meet, at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover show an M75 American record in the high jump by Curtis C. Morgan of Falls Church, Virginia. He jumped 4-8. But there is no metric equivalent to 4-8. The Big Gold Book show 1.42 as 4-7 3/4 and 1.43 as 4-8 1/4. So any record application would probably say 1.42. The listed M75 AR is 1.38 (4-6¼”) by Tom Langenfeld in 2011.


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