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Men's Track Alum Harry Brown Sets a World Record

CHICAGO - DePaul track alum Harry Brown ('52) set a new world record in the 200 meters at the Master's Indoor Championship in Boston, March 26-28 in the 80-84 age group in a time of 31.29. Brown's time eclipsed the previous record of 31.86 run by former Iowa State All-American Melvin Larsen. Brown is running on the right side of the picture at the 2008 DePaul Relays' Masters 100-meter dash.

Brown also captured titles in the 60m and 400m, clocking 9.51 and 1:15.81 times, respectively. The 400-meter time was .13 seconds off the U.S. record. 

Holding a world record is nothing new to Brown, who currently holds the mark for 400m for the 75-79 age group with a time of 69:10.

Brown set his record at the 2010 USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships, held at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center on the campus of Roxbury Community College.More than 850 athletes from around the country, ranging from age 30 to 96, were on hand to compete in the Championships.

For press release from the Championship, Click HERE.



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