Anthony Whiteman sets a new M40 800m world record

Written by Kevin Fahery on 22/07/2014

The 42-year-old world veteran champion is keen to go quicker after 1:48 800m

Anthony Whiteman reckons there is still room for further improvement after setting a world over-40 record in the 800m.

The 42-year-old won the British Milers’ Club Grand Prix race at Trafford earlier this month – earning himself a nice £200 bonus in the club’s Best of British initiative – with a time of 1:48.05 to eclipse his own record of 1:48.22, which he set in America more than two years ago.

“I am quite shocked with that time,” said Whiteman.

“It is always nice as an old warrior to get a surprise like that because really I would have been happy to run 1:49, but I still love racing and winning and sometimes it is all about race craft in executing races properly and that is what I did this evening.”

It is his fastest time since 2003 and ranks him 14th overall in the UK this year.

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