Brief Chat: Anthony Whiteman, Sub-4:00 at 40
By Phil Latter, Runner's World
When 40-year-old Anthony Whiteman ran 3:58.79 last Saturday to win the Music City Distance Carnival’s elite Mile race, he became the first Masters runner (40 & older) to break 4:00 outdoors. (Ireland’s Eamonn Coghlan, Chairman of the Boards, accomplished the feat indoors in 1994.) A British Olympian in 1996 and 2000 with PRs of 3:32.34 for 1500 meters and 3:51.90 in the Mile, Whiteman took a six-year hiatus from the sport before launching an unexpected comeback in 2010. We spoke over calzones at the Mellow Mushroom in Asheville, N.C., on June 5, one day before Whiteman set a Masters world record of 1:48.22 for 800 meters.
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