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WMA Finals M50 400 meters

WMA Finals M50 400 meters.  Masters Track & Field World Championships, Lahti, Finland, August 7, 2009.

The top eight men in the entire world, aged 50-54, at 400 meters. Three of them are Americans – James Chinn, Ben James, and Jeff Lindsey.

USA has a long history of producing an abundance of world-class 400 meter runners. In Beijing, USA swept the Olympic 400 meter finals:

Men’s 400 meters
August 21, 2008

1. LaShawn Merritt, USA, 43.75
2. Jeremy Wariner, USA, 44.74
3. David Neville, USA, 44.80

4. Chris Brown, BAH, 44.84
5. Leslie Djhone, FRA, 45.11
6. Martyn Rooney, GBR, 45.12
7. Renny Quow, TRI, 45.22
8. Johan Wissman, SWE, 45.39

Seven of the eight Team USA M50 400 meter runners made it to the semifinals (top 24) in Lahti last week.  I was the one that did not.

And yet, I still feel like a champion.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂