Ken Youngers Claims 12K American Record

Ken Youngers once again proved that he is one of the nation's top Masters runners after breaking the American record for the M65-69 division at September's USATF Masters 12 km Championships in Highlands, New Jersey. Younger's time of 45:05 also earned him the age graded title at the championships. Youngers has won a total of seven national Masters titles at various distances. He attributes his Masters success to paying close attention to his rest and recovery while still maintaining an average of 60-65 miles per week with an easy 40 mile week every three weeks or so.

"I've enjoyed the ability to be relatively healthy so I can be consistent in training and competitive at racing. I most enjoy the thrill of head-to-head competition and the friendships made while racing and training."

Dave Glass also had a big day at the championships, winning the 75-79 age group race while supporting the 70+ men's team that also won their division. To view results click here.