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Kathy Martin sets World W65 3000 M record, Lorraine Jasper American W55 mile mark at Potomac Valley Games


ALEXANDRIA, Virginia -- Kathy Martin, 65, from Northport, NY, set a new World Women's 65-69 3000 Meter record of 11:42.8 yesterday in the final day of the Potomac Valley Games, hosted by the Potomac Valley Track Club at TC Williams High School in Alexandria, VA.  Martin, a many time world champion athlete and likewise many time overall and age group USATF masters athlete of the year, told meet organizers she would attempt to break the world mark, and she did so. Martin broke the old record of 11:48.2 set July 25, 2012 by Angela Copson of Great Britain in Leicester, Great Britain. USATF Masters Record Chair Jeff Brower verified the record results.

Also today, Lorraine Jasper, Birchrunville, Pennsylvania, 55, also a world US Masters champion, set an American women's 55-59 mile record of 5:39.46. The old mark was by Lesley Chaplin, 5:41.71 July 14, 2015 set in Fort Washington, PA.

For full results of the Potomac Valley Games, see:

Bob Weiner, USA Track & Field Masters Media Chair


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