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 Mastersathletics.net, 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?