Photos provided by Sunneborn: Anders Logg & Mattias Sunneborn
New Records* in Sweden: World M50 400mH Record (56.35) by M. Sunneborn and European M45 400m Record (49.61) by A. Logg
(* pending ratification)
Solentuna, Sweden, 13 June 2021 (free translation of a report by Jonas Hedman on the website friidrottaren.com)
In the sunshine at the Folksam GP gala in Sollentuna on Sunday evening, two really good veteran performances were noted. World record in 400 m hurdles in M50 by Mattias Sunneborn with 56.35 and European record in 400 m plain in M45 by Anders Logg with 49.61.
World Record by Mattias Sunneborn
Mattias Sunneborn had every reason to also be satisfied with the evening at Sollentunavallen and not only for the wonderful weather. In the 400m hurdles he set his third Swedish veteran record in the M50 in just over a month when, after 57.41 in Spain in early May and 56.87 in Huddinge on Friday, he now recorded 56.35.
Mattias turned 50 last September. Now he improved the M50 world record by 21 hundredths. The old record was held by Britain’s Howard Moscrop with 56.56 from 2008.
The season is only in its infancy so there can certainly be more records now that everyone is allowed to compete since June 1. And so we hope that it will be possible to arrange an international veteran championship again no matter what.
European Record by Anders Logg
The big surprise was Hälles Anders Logg who lives in Smögen and competes for Hälle IF and now at the age of 45 actually set a personal record. He has competed in the 400 m since 2016 when he as a 40-year-old did 52.07 and improved every year until 2019 when the personal record was written at 50.23. In the Corona year 2020, there were no 400 m races, but as a fresh-faced 45-year-old, he clocked 50.54 at the Gothenburg GP on June 2, which was just three-tenths off his personal best. At Sollentunavallen, Anders had a great race when he rushed to the finish line as third in the B-final, improving his year’s best by almost a second to 49.61 and the two-year-old personal record by 62 hundredths. . In doing so, he beat the five-year-old European record set by Spain’s Juan Luis Lopez Anaya by 0.09. The M45 world record is 49.09 and belongs to the American Allen Woodard listed in 2017.
Results from Sollentuna GP: https://www.friidrottsstatistik.se/resultsswe.php?CID=12989007&Season=2021