Monday, February 2, 2009

Did I Just See a World Record?

photo by Dave Elger

Tony Young of Seattle, age 46, decided to mix it up with college runners at the University of Washington Indoor Invitational yesterday and turned in a stunning 4:13.25 mile.

According to, the mile world record for 45-49 is 4:16.75 by David Sirl of New Zealand set way back in 1987.

World Masters Athletics (WMA)lists Albin Swensen as the current indoor mile record holder at 4:21.90, however the track at U of Washington is over sized so Tony's mark may not qualify as a record.

Young is listed by WMA as holder of the outdoor mark at 4:16.09, so where does a 4:13 on an over sized indoor track fit in?

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