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 medicalnewstoday.com, 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.