I'd still take UK man Martin Rees, 30:37 @ age 55. I'll say he returns to sub 31 at age 60 as he's just returned from injury.
Steve Monaghetti was low 28s at age 41 as well
Haile has broken the Master's 10K record during a recent tempo run.
stven Monaghetti was low 28's on the track.
Bad Wigins wrote:
I'm surprised the record is that slow. Eight percent slower than Nenow's overall AR.
29.62/27.38 = 1.08
compare the records for 800 meters (both Johnny Gray)
108.8/102.6 = 1.06
Only 6 percent slower.
I thought speed went first, then endurance.
10,000: 30.07/26.73 = 1.12
1,500: 224/209 = 1.07, and Lagat will lower it further
On the track, the 10k record is 28:30. Geb turns 40 in April and could easily do 27:30 on the track. The masters world records are pretty soft because the vast majority of pros are happy to call it a career when they hit 40 and the money for masters division at large events is a fraction of the regular prize money (usually $1,500 for a road race masters win at an event that has $10,000+ for open). So, masters running is really more of an avocation than vocation.