Mile News Tagged Brad Barton

With Sub-4:20 Performance, 53-Year-Old Breaks Masters Mile World Record

June 04, 2019

At the Music City Distance Carnival, Brad Barton sliced more than five seconds off the previous record set 18 years ago.

By Taylor Dutch, Runner's World

At 53-years-old, Brad Barton now owns three world records, effectively extending his streak of accomplishments as a Masters runner. On...

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Utah runner produces feats for the ages (or aging)

July 28, 2014

No man his age or older has ever come close to running so fast for the Mile

By Doug Robinson, Deseret News

OGDEN — By way of introduction, Brad Barton is a motivational speaker, author and magician who urges audiences to “do something hard” and embrace challenges. For a man who is raising six...

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Magical Olympian Mile: Brad Barton Oldest to Go Sub-4:20

July 14, 2014

Misses age-group world record by just 1.5 seconds.

By Ken Stone, Times of San Diego

Brad Barton is a 48-year-old father of five, living with his wife in Ogden, Utah. He makes a living as a keynote speaker at corporate events. He performs magic to reinforce his points.

But it was no illusion...

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Getting Big Air

March 04, 2013

By Brett Hoover, Armory Track

Brad Barton's son, a Division I collegiate runner, made the mistake of calling his dad an "old man."

Barton, once an All-American in the steeplechase at Weber State University in Utah, told him, "When you beat me in the Mile, you can call me an old man."


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