longest standing USA records (more than ~13yrs old)


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longest standing USA records (more than ~13yrs old)

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 17, 2003 1:05 pm

800 m
1:42.60
Johnny Gray
Koblenz
28/8/85

1500m
3:29.77
Sydney Maree
Cologne
25/8/85

Mile
3:47.69
Steve Scott
Oslo
7/7/82

3000m st ch
8:09.17
Henry Marsh
Koblenz
28/8/85

20000m walk
1:22:17
Tim Lewis
Dearborn
24/9/89

Discus Throw
72.34m
Ben Plucknett
Stockholm
7/7/81

did I get it right?
I think I detect a pattern ...
10 yrs since 4 x 1 broken - that kinda surprised me
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Re: longest standing USA records (more than ~13yrs old)

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 17, 2003 1:21 pm

Interesting note on Henry Marsh, American record holder at the 3000M Steeple.

Henry never ran on Sundays. Took it off completely every week. Not many modern distance runners do that. Most do two runs a day at least 6 days a week and a long run on Sundays.

He did it for religious reasons but also insisted it kept him fresh and not over trained.

Definately worked for him.
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Re: longest standing USA records (more than ~13yrs old)

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 17, 2003 2:37 pm

too bad the Pentathlon was phased out. Toomey's 'world best' has stood for 34 years
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Re: longest standing USA records (more than ~13yrs old)

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 17, 2003 2:59 pm

When was the last time any man did the Pentathlon ?
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Re: longest standing USA records (more than ~13yrs old)

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 17, 2003 4:43 pm

The American Record in the 1k - 2:13.9 - 1974!
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The 80's - the good old days.

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 17, 2003 5:39 pm

This is further evidence that there was a US distance running renaissance from 1980 to around 1992. Just about ever US distance record was set during this time. Didn't Mark Nenow(?) set a 10k record in the mid 80's. I think his time was 27:22.
Jim Spivey also set a 2000m record around this time.
I remember looking at Track and Filed news back then and noticing there was at least one American in the top ten in every distance event.
Didn't someone named Mark Martin(?) place second in the NYC marathon back in either 91 or 92. I think his time was around 2:09.

Those where the good old days.
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Re: The 80's - the good old days.

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 17, 2003 11:25 pm

>This is further evidence that there was a US
>distance running renaissance from 1980 to around
>1992. Just about ever US distance record was set
>during this time. Didn't Mark Nenow(?) set a 10k
>record in the mid 80's. I think his time was
>27:22.
Jim Spivey also set a 2000m record around
>this time.
I remember looking at Track and Filed
>news back then and noticing there was at least
>one American in the top ten in every distance
>event.
Didn't someone named Mark Martin(?) place
>second in the NYC marathon back in either 91 or
>92. I think his time was around 2:09.

Those
>where the good old days.

i believe it was ken martin whose wife lisa of australia briefly held the world marathon record
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Re: The 80's - the good old days.

Postby MJD » Fri Jul 18, 2003 5:01 am

>Didn't someone named Mark Martin(?) place
>second in the NYC marathon back in either 91 or
>92. I think his time was around 2:09.

Ken, 89, NYC, 2:09:38.
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Re: The 80's - the good old days.

Postby blacklily » Fri Jul 18, 2003 12:26 pm

>This is further evidence that there was a US
>distance running renaissance from 1980 to around
>1992. Just about ever US distance record was set
>during this time. Didn't Mark Nenow(?) set a 10k
>record in the mid 80's. I think his time was
>27:22.
Jim Spivey also set a 2000m record around
>this time.
I remember looking at Track and Filed
>news back then and noticing there was at least
>one American in the top ten in every distance
>event.
Didn't someone named Mark Martin(?) place
>second in the NYC marathon back in either 91 or
>92. I think his time was around 2:09.

Those
>where the good old days.

That period was a renaissance for many countries. It helped that out-of-competition drug testing didn't occur before 1992 or so. Not specifically accusing anyone, but what effect might this have on times?
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Re: longest standing USA records (more than ~13yrs old)

Postby Guest » Fri Jul 18, 2003 5:16 pm

One of the oldest records is the women's javelin
with a distance of 227 feet.
Kathy Schmidt set the record using the old javelin. This record may never be broken since the javelin used today has a different calibration and weight.
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