Music City Distance Carnival

Music City Distance Carnival

June 2,

Nashville, TN

On Saturday, June 2, 2012 in Nashville, TN Anthony Whiteman (GBR) became the first person 40 & older to run a sub-4 minute Mile outdoors with his 3:58.79; Eamonn Coghlan, 41, ran 3:58.15 indoors in 1994. And Anthony won the race too. Bravo!

Men's Swiftwick Invitational Mile

Meet: M 3:57.26 2007 Jason Jabaut, Carrboro AC
Name Year Team Finals
1 Whiteman, Anthony Swiftwick Fa 3:58.79*
2 Jordanek, Tony Unattached 4:00.44
3 Bor, Julius Unattached 4:03.81
4 Samoei, Fred World Express 4:03.89
5 Nicks, Michael Run Portland 4:03.98
6 Rhodes, Jeff Team Alabama 4:04.71
7 King, Kyle Tulsa Runner 4:05.49
8 Peacock, Landon Zap Fitness 4:05.79
9 Gibbs, EC Unattached 4:05.86
10 Bean, Cameron Zap Fitness 4:07.53
11 Hernandez, Mike Kansas City 4:08.11
12 Stanley, Erik adidas/Rogue 4:09.37
13 Ripley, Ryan Unattached 4:09.58
14 Stowe, Joseph Unattached 4:09.61
15 Harper, Bryson Bryan 4:09.62
16 Burnett, Clay Unattached 4:09.72
17 Makoney, David Unattached 4:13.46
18 Hillenbrand, Matt University of KY 4:14.12
19 Young, Stephen Run Portland 4:14.96
20 Tyson, Chris Unattached 4:16.08
21 Stephens, Alex Bryan 4:17.99
*Masters, 40 & older, outdoor world record - first sub-4 ever outdoors 40-plus

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Brief Chat: Anthony Whiteman, Sub-4:00 at 40

June 7, 2012

When 40-year-old Anthony Whiteman ran 3:58.79 last Saturday to win the Music City Distance Carnival’s elite Mile race, he became the first masters runner to break 4:00 outdoors. (Ireland’s Eamonn Coghlan accomplished the feat indoors in 1994.) A British Olympian in 1996 and 2000 with PRs of 3:32.34 for 1500 meters and 3:51.90 in the Mile, Whiteman took a six-year hiatus from the sport before launching an unexpected comeback in 2010. We spoke over calzones at the Mellow Mushroom in Asheville, N.C., on June 5, one day before Whiteman set a Masters world record of 1:48.22 for 800 meters.

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Music City Distance Carnival

June 1, 2012

Sub-4 at 40, shoestring budgets and supporting dreams

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Editors note: Anthony Whiteman (GBR) not only won the Music City Distance Carnival Swiftwick Mile at the age of 40, but became the first Masters athlete to run a sub-4 minute Mile outdoors. Whiteman covered the distance in 3:58.79. You can watch the race in its entirety below courtesy of and Kyle King.....

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