Music City Distance Carnival

Music City Distance Carnival

Sat, June 1,

Nashville, TN

On Saturday, June 2, 2012 in Nashville, TN at the Music City Distance Carnival 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!

Exciting Mile racing action is expected at the 2013 event!

Men's Swiftwick Invitational Mile 2012
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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Asheville’s Presson Runs a Magical Mile

North Carolina junior only third Tar Heel to run sub-4 minute Mile joining legends Tony Waldrop and Reggie McAfee

June 4, 2013

By Andrew Pearson, Citizen-Times

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Asheville High alum Isaac Presson has an honest assessment of last Saturday night.

It never should have happened.

Presson made some magic by breaking four minutes in the Mile run for the first time at the Music City Distance Carnival track meet in Nashville, Tenn.

The University of North Carolina junior crossed the line with a personal-record time of 3 minutes, 58.67 seconds at the competition hosted by Vanderbilt.


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.


Making the Most of Your Mile: Music City Distance Carnival

Sub-4 at 40; shoestring budgets and supporting dreams

June 1, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Editor's 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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