Charlie Buttrey

October 14, 2020

When I ran a 5:48 indoor mile last January at the ripe old age of 60, I was pretty darn pleased with myself. According to, that time puts me in the top 1% of my cohort.

Then I read that 61-year-old Dan King of Boulder, Colorado ran a 4:49.08 mile in August, setting a new record for the 60-64 age group.

It gets worse.

Now I read that 85-year-old Ian Barnes of Darlington in County Durham in northeast England just broke his age group record, completing the mile in 8:10.40.

That’s crazy fast.




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