First outdoors sub-4 mile by master’s runner
The Music City Distance Carnival invitational mile run at Nashville, TN, Saturday, June 2, produced a world masters outdoor record with a 3:58.79 mile run by Anthony Whiteman of Great Britain.
Whiteman, 40, was on a quest to become the first over-40 runner to break the four-minute mile outdoors.
It was the 10th annual event at Vanderbilt University. The meet has now produced 16 sub-4 minute miles with the meet record of 3:57.26 set by Jason Jabaut of the Carrboro (NC) Athletic Club in 2007.
Eamonn Coghlan of Ireland holds the world indoor mile record for masters runners with a time of 3:58.15 set in 1994 at Harvard.
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