The 70-year old jeff noel beat looked like this guy, Guideo Muller. Guido holds the 70-74 400m World Record.
So I show up. Not knowing what to do or how to do it. Was wearing New Balance 473’s – more like trail running shoe than track spikes. Clod-hoppers is what they call them where I grew up.
An 11-year old on the inside lane, then me, and a 70-year old on the outside lane. The starter raises his pistol – runners to your mark (pause), set (pause 1-2 seconds), BANG!
One minute, two and a half seconds later, I smoked them both.