Just some days after breaking the world M55+ 3,000m document in a surprising time of eight minutes and 47 seconds, Dublin’s Shane Healy broke one more world document on the weekend on the Irish Masters Indoor Championships on Saturday.
Healy ran 2:02.46 for 800m indoors to interrupt the M55+ world document, making it his second world masters document in seven days. His time shattered the earlier world indoor mark by three seconds and is half a second quicker than the out of doors mark for his age class, set by Germany’s Peter Oberliessen at age 56 in 2016.
Curiously sufficient, the three,000m world document he broke final week was additionally held by a German masters runner.
As a substitute of competing in his age group on the Irish champs, Healy challenged himself and ran towards the M35+ class, the place he positioned second total. The race was received in 2:01.45, and Healy powered his solution to a fair break up after passing by 400m in 61 seconds. His second-place time within the 800m was additionally quicker than the M40, M45, and M50 winners.
The precise M55 Irish title was received in a decent 2:16.34, however virtually 14 seconds slower than Healy’s time. He additionally devoted his new document to his former Irish Olympic teammate David Matthews, who misplaced his father over the Christmas holidays.
The 55-year-old middle-distance runner has been tearing up the monitor for a number of a long time. In 1996, Healy represented Eire on the Atlanta Olympics within the males’s 1,500m, the place he made the semi-final. He retired from working in 1999, however after virtually a five-year hiatus, he returned to the game and commenced breaking Irish and world masters information.
Healy has added three world information to his title within the final yr: M55+ 3,000m, 800m, and the M50+ indoor 1,500m document of 4:01.76. It’s only a matter of time till he grabs the M55+ 1,500m indoor document of 4:11.79.