Both marks bettered the world records the same group set last year and are expected to be ratified as official world records by World Masters Athletics.
The meet took place in excellent conditions on a perfect day with partly sunny skies and no wind. The 4×100 m featured rookie Nobuo Miura, 90, a professional Noh performer, on the third leg. With the fresh blood he brought to the team they sliced over 10 seconds off last year’s world record. The crowd at the track included former students from Miura’s days as a high school teacher, there to cheer him on in his debut with the team. „I was a bit nervous,“ he said, „but I just went out there and ran my own race.“