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Old Men

Postby Guest » Wed Jul 02, 2003 3:19 am

Saw this in Runner's World Daily News:

"At the 2001 Brisbane WMAC, the first documented 100-year-old competed in the world championships: Leslie "Les" Amey of Australia, who won the 100 in 71.05 seconds and set an inaugural M100 world record in the 1500 (19:59.54). "

He probably could have run faster, but got lost on the way to the finish line!
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Re: Old Men

Postby 400guy1 » Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:17 pm

Note to self:
Live to 100 so you can be world class. If I die before that(2076), certainly somebody could roll my dead body 100 meters faster than 71 seconds. Haha..we'll see.
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Re: Old Men

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 03, 2003 5:02 am

Ah, finally a potentially attainable long term goal. Just what I've been looking for. Now if everything lese in my athletic career goes for not I can always fall back on "Well I'm actually training for one last goal".
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Re: Old Men

Postby Powell » Thu Jul 03, 2003 5:06 am

This guy may not have a whole lot of speed, but good endurance - his 1500 meters comes up to just below 80 secs per 100, not much slower than his time at 100. In other words, he's a typical US distance runner :-P
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Re: Old Men

Postby Powell » Thu Jul 03, 2003 5:07 am

...except he's Australian, of course :-p
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