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Oldest UK Extant World Record Holder?

Postby Tipton Harrier » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:59 pm

I was musing as to just who is the oldest living UK former/current World Record holder for an athletics event?

Roger Bannister - Mile - now aged ?
Ron Bentley - 24 Hour (Set 1973) - now aged 80

Any thoughts
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Re: Oldest UK Extant World Record Holder?

Postby trickstat » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:06 pm

Roger Bannister is now 82 but is beaten by Dorothy Tyler who is 91!
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Re: Oldest UK Extant World Record Holder?

Postby Guto Nyth Bran » Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:51 am

Slightly off subject but some more records for you.
Oldest living Olympic athlete - Juan Reccius (Chile-TJ-1936) 100
Oldest living British Olympic athlete - Stan Cox (1948) 93
Oldest living British Olympic athletics medalist - Dorothy Odam-Tyler 91
Oldest living British Olympic chamion in athletics - Ken Matthews 76
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Re: Oldest UK Extant World Record Holder?

Postby Tipton Harrier » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:48 am

Thanks so the list becomes :-

91 Dorothy Tyler
82 Roger Bannister
80 Ron Bentley

There must be a few more - Ron Hill perhaps ?
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Re: Oldest UK Extant World Record Holder?

Postby Guto Nyth Bran » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:17 pm

Tipton Harrier wrote:Thanks so the list becomes :-

91 Dorothy Tyler
82 Roger Bannister
80 Ron Bentley

There must be a few more - Ron Hill perhaps ?

I think all the women who set 4 x 100 yards WRs at the 58 Commonwealth Games and in 56 in Budapest are still alive.
Heather Armitage is the oldest at 78.
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Re: Oldest UK Extant World Record Holder?

Postby derby_county_in_NZ » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:01 am

Guto Nyth Bran wrote:Slightly off subject but some more records for you.
Oldest living Olympic athlete - Juan Reccius (Chile-TJ-1936) 100


Have you got a reference for this?
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Re: Oldest UK Extant World Record Holder?

Postby trickstat » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:35 am

It doesn't say he's the oldest living Olympic Athlete but here is a Wikipedia entry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Reccius
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Re: Oldest UK Extant World Record Holder?

Postby trickstat » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:37 am

And here is something else I found.

http://www.sports-reference.com/olympic ... ius-1.html
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Re: Oldest UK Extant World Record Holder?

Postby Guto Nyth Bran » Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:22 pm

trickstat wrote:And here is something else I found.

http://www.sports-reference.com/olympic ... ius-1.html

Hate to boast but I help compile that site :lol:. Look for the Welsh surname on the contributors page.
Juan Reccius' grandson contacted us last year about his grandfather.
http://asociacionatletismodevaldivia.bl ... da-de.html
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Re: Oldest UK Extant World Record Holder?

Postby derby_county_in_NZ » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:57 am

trickstat wrote:It doesn't say he's the oldest living Olympic Athlete but here is a Wikipedia entry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Reccius


It's wiki related that I asked. An editor there has compiled a list of all living Olympians aged 90+. Many of them are likely deceased but there is no confirmation. If there was confirmation (from IOC or IAAF) that he is the oldest living track and field competitor it would help trim down the list.
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Re: Oldest UK Extant World Record Holder?

Postby Vault-emort » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:26 pm

Another oldie who's still around is the Australian Betty Moore who set a 80H WR while running for England in 1962. She will be 78 later this year.
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