Hong Kong 1,500m running record stands for a ‘ridiculous’ 50 years, holder hopes youngsters are inspired to beat it

//Hong Kong 1,500m running record stands for a ‘ridiculous’ 50 years, holder hopes youngsters are inspired to beat it

Hong Kong 1,500m running record stands for a ‘ridiculous’ 50 years, holder hopes youngsters are inspired to beat it

Today marks 50 years since the Hong Kong 1,500m track record was set by Dave Gibson. The time of 3 minutes 55.6 seconds has stood for so long it is “ridiculous”, said the record holder.Gibson set the record in Manilla on March 7, 1972, according to the Hong Kong Association of Athletics Affiliates records. The closest anyone has come to it yet is in 2012, when Steven Ing set the junior 1,500m record at 3:56.64.But the 79-year-old said he felt no sense of pride in still holding the record,…

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