On January 31st at the UW Invitational at the Dempsey Indoor track 46 year old Tony Young of Redmond, WA ran a 4:13.25 in the mile. This was not only faster than indoor world record for age 45 and over but the fastest mile indoor or outdoor that a runner 45 or older has ever run. Unfortunately, since the UW indoor track is an oversized track Tony’s time will not count as the official world record. The official indoor mile record is 4:21.90 by Albin Swenson. The previous fastest indoor or outdoor mile was a 4:16.09, which Tony ran outdoors last year down in Gresham, OR. If you would like to see a video of Tony’s indoor world record, it is at Flotrack.com. Also, you can see a post race interview with Tony at Runnerspace.com.
Tag Archives: Indoor track
When it comes to running indoor track in western Washington there is really only one place to go, the UW. The UW has a great indoor facility and they host several meets every winter. Below is a list of indoor meets at the UW that allow non-collegiate runners to enter. I will also post the list of indoor meets on the Race Schedule page of this blog. I will try to keep the list of meets on the Race Schedule page up to date as well as post any info I have about each meet. So please let me know if I am missing any meets or info.
UW Winter Preview Meet, Dempsey Indoor, University of Washington
UW Indoor Preview Meet, Dempsey Indoor, University of Washington
UW Invitational, Dempsey Indoor, University of Washington
The Husky Classic, Dempsey Indoor, University of Washington
UW Indoor Open, Dempsey Indoor, University of Washington
UW Last Chance Qualifier, Dempsey Indoor, University of Washington