Mile News Tagged Age Group Record

How Dan King set 60-64 age group Mile world record

September 12, 2020

Boulder, Colorado resident mastered his injury woes: “You have to train really hard, but you don’t have to run a ton of miles each week."

By Sarah Lorge Butler, Runner's World

Dan King never knew he was a Miler, but he found a silver lining during the coronavirus pandemic. With most races...

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Lynn Rathjen, 75, Just Broke Six Minutes in the Mile

August 14, 2020

“When you see people in this age group, when you get into the 60s and 70s, there’s more camaraderie than there is competition.”

By Sarah Lorge Butler, Runner's World

Lynn Rathjen, a high school cross country coach and retired physical therapist in Grand Island, Nebraska, has been running...

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Gary Patton, 71, Sets Blazing Fast Indoor Mile World Record — on Low Mileage

December 14, 2017

“The fact that I mix up my training is why I don’t get injured, which is probably my primary advantage over my competition.”

By John A. Kissane, Runner’s World

Gary Patton of Rock Rapids, Iowa, gave himself a fitting early birthday gift: a world record in the indoor Mile for the 70–74 age...

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Getting Big Air

March 04, 2013

By Brett Hoover, Armory Track

Brad Barton's son, a Division I collegiate runner, made the mistake of calling his dad an "old man."

Barton, once an All-American in the steeplechase at Weber State University in Utah, told him, "When you beat me in the Mile, you can call me an old man."


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