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40-year-old sets record with sub-4 minute Mile at Vanderbilt

June 05, 2012

By Alex Cate, The Tennessean

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt was the site of a world record-setting running performance Saturday.

Anthony Whiteman of Great Britain became the first man at least 40-years-old to run a sub-4 minute Mile outdoors.

Whiteman, 40, completed his Mile with a time of 3 minutes, 58.79 seconds at the Music City Distance Carnival held at Vanderbilt.

The only other man of that age to run a sub-four-minute Mile was Eamonn Coghlan of Ireland in 1994. Coghlan holds the indoor world record with a time of 3:58.13, which he completed at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. at the age of 41.

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