Larry Hart, a 1976 Olympian from Los Angeles, set a world record for the men’s age 70-74 division in the weight throw, highlighting a stellar number of accomplishments, including five American records as of late Friday on the first day of U.S.Track and Field Masters Indoor Championships at Albuquerque Convention Center.
It was the first day of the three-day meet. Over 600 athletes from ages 30 to 99 are competing this weekend. The meet concludes Sunday.
Hart broke the previous Men’s age 70 (M70) record with a throw of 21.08 meters/69½ feet. During his performance Friday, he beat former rival Ed Burke’s world mark in the weight throw.