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Oct 17, 2016 10:05 PM # 
matzah ball:
What authority do you go to for state records? I am looking at something called and the Missouri times go all over the place. For instance, for my age (64) 2 mile is 15:44! And the best for all ages isn't under 10 min. That cant be right.
Oct 18, 2016 1:43 AM # 
In MN we have a very good system. It operates through USATFMN. An individual did it for years - Jack Moran. All races have to be run on certified courses and the races need to register with the USATFMN prior to the event - why my mile record did not count. Records go back to the early 80s as courses started being certified. Some courses have official in route splits that count - like 10 miles for a 1/2 marathon and 20 miles for a marathon. So many older races, which may have been legit, do not count - but that is life. I doubt if many states have this depth of records. Here is the link to MN Age-group records:
Oct 18, 2016 10:48 AM # 
matzah ball:
thanks, i think you are right, Minnesota has a rich running culture. You dont have to go past the first 10 -12 names in the A's to realize this is the real thing!

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