Home > Runs & Races

World Record alert: new indoor mile WR for 85-year-old D.C. man

23 world records and 21 American records went down at the USATF Masters Indoor Championships in North Carolina on the weekend. Photo: USATF

It was a big weekend for the indoor mile. Ino Cantu, 85, of the Potomac Valley Track Club in Washington, D.C. set a new indoor mile world record for his age group at the 2019 USATF Masters Indoor Championships in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Saturday. Cantu’s time was 7:47, 45 seconds faster than the previous record. The following day, he set an American record in the 800m (3:38.62). Altogether, 23 new world records and 21 American records were set at the meet.

RELATED: WORLD RECORD ALERT: Kejelcha breaks mile record at Boston University

Cantu also holds the world record for men 80-84 in the 400m. 

Another senior superstar, Betty Lindberg of Atlanta, Georgia, set an American record in the 200m for age 90-94 with her 1:15.77 finish. Lindberg set the 80-84 800m record back in 2016.

ADVERTISEMENT

 

 

RELATED: 91-year-old woman tries 800m race, shatters world record