Those times did happen because my son, Matthew Puleio, is the one who ran them
Thomas Dewey wrote:
1. This never happened.
2. No you don't.
5k and half mile:
I have run each of these courses, with my garmin, and they are all accurate. (excecpt the half mile, didn't run with a watch, but the timing company who puts on the races is very good/professional, so I assume that's accurate as well.
I know the kid and his Dad somewhat personally. Really good kid. Talented as all get out. Was running high 19's for 5k when he was 8-9 yers old.
Decided to bump this. The kid above apparently ran a 12 year old WR of 4:39 for the mile on the track. I can also say that he beat me in my rustbuster 5k. He ran 16:40 I believe (?) then followed that up with a 27:54 5 miler last saturday. It was a VERY hilly course as well. He ran 28:30ish last year, as he was on my tail most of the race.
I just happened to come across this and I remember how these same people fought with another group of people on another one of their threads. I noticed the names: that averagerunner, spaghetimonster (which gives you some idea of their intelligence bc it's spelled wrong), angel puleio, and then a bunch of generic names to argue with people who disagree that their kid is the GOAT as they have said in another removed post. I was shocked to see the same names come out of the woodwork every time there is a post about a kid in the 10-12 range with good times. Just wanted to alert everyone that these people seem to be a bit off based on the posts and all of the aliases I have seen.
If I remember correctly they claim their kid holds the world record in the mile and a couple longer runs, but when you look, his name is no where to be found (Matthew Puleio). They accused me and several others of being the current world record holder's father or mother because I defended the kid who actually does hold the record. I also admonished them for having their 12 year old run a 5k, a 15k, and a half marathon all within a couple days of each other. I thought that was sickening so when I happened to see this, I quickly remembered this train wreck of a family. Just wanted to give everyone a head's up on who these people really are. Some of the names are registered so they claim they are just family friends or fans of this twelve year old, but they are all the parents for sure. They will say things like "I know the mom and she is really upset about ....". Also, they will link the doubters to a local track meet video on youtube (where the voice of the announcer sounds dubbed) and claim it was a certified USATF race but again, no one can find any proof. A couple people asked them why they don't just get a twenty dollar membership to AAU or USATF and go to a meet ($15) and then attempt these "world records" and they claim they don't have the money to go. When people argue that there are plenty of huge races where they live (PA I believe), they still cry poor. But they have no financial difficulties taking their kid to 5ks, 15ks, and half marathons all within a week which would cost so much more than a local AAU or USATF sanctioned meet.
Their kid is also a very big twelve year old and they get real nasty when someone asks if the reason he doesn't sign up for AAU or USATF is because he may be older and those organizations require proof of age. But facts are facts and the kid is a HUGE twelve year old.
So why am I so ticked off at them? I take it personally because I am involved in youth track and I think it's just not right to lie and claim you hold records you don't have. Not to mention the number they have done on their kid physically and mentally. Shame on them!
HERE ARE THE REAL USATF AND WORLD RECORDS (his name is no where to be found on any of them in any age group):
This is his peak.
Replying to this post from 2 years ago. 9th grader Matt Pulieo did not finish a HS XC race this year. He started a race in September but twisted ankle at start and then apparently decided to hang it up for the year. Supposedly he is now training to be MMA fighter??? My son raced him numerous times and he is a very nice kid. As for the times he ran—they were legit. In 2017 when he was a 12 year old 7th grader I watched him cruise through a 1600M in 4:36 without kicking (Franklin Middle School Invite May 2017). He ran 5K’s in very low 16’s at 11 and 12 years old. He was VERY mature for his age and extremely strong (Bench Pressed 185 at 12) and according to race records his birthday is in late May which means he is actually very young for his grade (should probdbly be in 8th grade now). He had a long streak of running 7 days a week 52 weeks per year for several years—NEVER missed a day! 60 MPW at 13 years old, and 100 MPW at 14 (summer before 9th grade). IMO He began breaking down last spring when he was 13 but continued to increase his mileage. Hopefully he returns in the future on a more reasonable training program.
Was at TSTCA meet #1 last night, and he's back. Not super amazing or anything, but you can't deny 4:28 full mile and 9:11 3k double for a sophomore in high school!
Haha Based. He won both races. The kid is actually legit.
Maybe a middle school phenom that actually is good someday? This is quite early in the season for those times!