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    800 m
    1:42.60
    Johnny Gray
    Koblenz
    28/8/85

    1500m
    3:29.77
    Sydney Maree
    Cologne
    25/8/85

    Mile
    3:47.69
    Steve Scott
    Oslo
    7/7/82

    3000m st ch
    8:09.17
    Henry Marsh
    Koblenz
    28/8/85

    20000m walk
    1:22:17
    Tim Lewis
    Dearborn
    24/9/89

    Discus Throw
    72.34m
    Ben Plucknett
    Stockholm
    7/7/81

    did I get it right?
    I think I detect a pattern ...
    10 yrs since 4 x 1 broken - that kinda surprised me

  • #2
    Re: longest standing USA records (more than ~13yrs old)

    Interesting note on Henry Marsh, American record holder at the 3000M Steeple.

    Henry never ran on Sundays. Took it off completely every week. Not many modern distance runners do that. Most do two runs a day at least 6 days a week and a long run on Sundays.

    He did it for religious reasons but also insisted it kept him fresh and not over trained.

    Definately worked for him.

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    • #3
      Re: longest standing USA records (more than ~13yrs old)

      too bad the Pentathlon was phased out. Toomey's 'world best' has stood for 34 years

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      • #4
        Re: longest standing USA records (more than ~13yrs old)

        When was the last time any man did the Pentathlon ?

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        • #5
          Re: longest standing USA records (more than ~13yrs old)

          The American Record in the 1k - 2:13.9 - 1974!

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          • #6
            The 80's - the good old days.

            This is further evidence that there was a US distance running renaissance from 1980 to around 1992. Just about ever US distance record was set during this time. Didn't Mark Nenow(?) set a 10k record in the mid 80's. I think his time was 27:22.
            Jim Spivey also set a 2000m record around this time.
            I remember looking at Track and Filed news back then and noticing there was at least one American in the top ten in every distance event.
            Didn't someone named Mark Martin(?) place second in the NYC marathon back in either 91 or 92. I think his time was around 2:09.

            Those where the good old days.

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            • #7
              Re: The 80's - the good old days.

              >This is further evidence that there was a US
              >distance running renaissance from 1980 to around
              >1992. Just about ever US distance record was set
              >during this time. Didn't Mark Nenow(?) set a 10k
              >record in the mid 80's. I think his time was
              >27:22.
              Jim Spivey also set a 2000m record around
              >this time.
              I remember looking at Track and Filed
              >news back then and noticing there was at least
              >one American in the top ten in every distance
              >event.
              Didn't someone named Mark Martin(?) place
              >second in the NYC marathon back in either 91 or
              >92. I think his time was around 2:09.

              Those
              >where the good old days.

              i believe it was ken martin whose wife lisa of australia briefly held the world marathon record

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              • #8
                Re: The 80's - the good old days.

                >Didn't someone named Mark Martin(?) place
                >second in the NYC marathon back in either 91 or
                >92. I think his time was around 2:09.

                Ken, 89, NYC, 2:09:38.

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                • #9
                  Re: The 80's - the good old days.

                  >This is further evidence that there was a US
                  >distance running renaissance from 1980 to around
                  >1992. Just about ever US distance record was set
                  >during this time. Didn't Mark Nenow(?) set a 10k
                  >record in the mid 80's. I think his time was
                  >27:22.
                  Jim Spivey also set a 2000m record around
                  >this time.
                  I remember looking at Track and Filed
                  >news back then and noticing there was at least
                  >one American in the top ten in every distance
                  >event.
                  Didn't someone named Mark Martin(?) place
                  >second in the NYC marathon back in either 91 or
                  >92. I think his time was around 2:09.

                  Those
                  >where the good old days.

                  That period was a renaissance for many countries. It helped that out-of-competition drug testing didn't occur before 1992 or so. Not specifically accusing anyone, but what effect might this have on times?

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                  • #10
                    Re: longest standing USA records (more than ~13yrs old)

                    One of the oldest records is the women's javelin
                    with a distance of 227 feet.
                    Kathy Schmidt set the record using the old javelin. This record may never be broken since the javelin used today has a different calibration and weight.

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