TN1965 wrote:aaronk wrote:lionelp1 wrote:Note that Joan Benoit Samuellson finished in 2 hours 50 mins today, just before her 56th birthday, so they tell me. Bloody impressive!!!!
Her time of 2:50:29 breaks the age 55 record for women.
Old record was 2:52:14.
Boston's course is not record eligible. So this record will remain unofficial, the same way Lyudmila Petrova's 2:25:43 from 2008 NYC is not offocially recognized as the Master's WR.
BTW, Christine Kennedy ran 2:55:18 to become the oldest woman (58) to break 3 hours. (Unofficially, of course.)
I got the info from ARRS.net.
They have EVERY age listed....from about 10 to the 90's!!
And for the 5K and 10K too....on the track....plus road distances.
(Just discovered it today....searching out Joanie's possible age record.)