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The Best Over-40 Performances of the Year in the 5km, 10km, Half Marathon, and Marathon

Here are the top Age-Graded times for 2014 for runners from age 40 (Jen Rhines) to 91 (Harriette Thompson) in  the four most popular distances.  A handful of names are very prominent in the lists. The females are led by Sabra Harvey with five mentions, followed closely by Kathryn Martin, Deena Kastor and Chris Kennedy with four.   The males are led by Kevin Castille with six mentions, followed closely by Tracy Lokken with five.
 
In terms of quality, there were 15 marks that exceeded the 100% threshold, all recorded by females.   The show-stopping , jaw dropping 114.88% was recorded by cancer-survivor Harriette Thompson, 91, Charlotte, NC, in her 15th running of the Rock N Roll Marathon in San Diego, CA.   She also exceeded 100% performance in a 5km in her hometown.  Other multiple100% performances were recorded by Libby James (3), Sabra Harvey (2), Jan Holmquist (2), Kathryn Martin (2), and Christine Kennedy (2).    The highest two male performances – 97.03% and 96.67% were recorded by Mbarak Hussein.    Males who exceeded 95% are Kevin Castille (5), Tim Freeman (1) and Tom McCormack (1).
 
The calculations were made using 2010 WMA Age Grading Tables. 

DISTANCE: 5km
Runner Age Home Time AG % Race
Tom McCormack 61 Jonesboro, TN 16:58 95.38% US Masters 5km Championship
Peter Magill 53 South Pasadena, CA 16:05 93.99% Chapman University 5k
           
Tracy Lokken 48 Marquette, MI 15:29 93.76% Brian Diemer
Ken Youngers 58 Tucker, GA 16:49 93.76% US Masters 5km Championship
John Loftus 56 Laguna Beach, CA 16:34 93.56% Carlsbad 5000
Lloyd Hansen 66 Salt Lake City, UT 18:08 93.38% Hollis Fast 5k
Iain Mickle 53 Sacramento, CA 16:13 93.22% 2014 Zoo Zoom
Chris Chisholm 52 Farmington, CT 16:10 92.68% CVS Downtown
Peter Mullin 63 Houston, TX 17:49 92.42.% Texas Med 5k
Joe Sheeran 56 Ellensburg, WA 16:49 92.17% Alki Beach
           
Libby James 78 Ft. Collins, CO 24:00 106.53% US Masters 5km Championship
Libby James 77 Ft. Collins, CO 24:16 103.64% Freihofers
Sabra Harvey 65 Houston, TX 19:57 103.17% Heights 5k
Jan Holmquist 70 Burlington, MA 22:03 100.98% Independence Day Charles River
Sabra Harvey 65 Houston, TX 20:27 100.65% US Masters 5km Championship
HarrietteThompson 91 Charlotte, NC 42:10 100.43$ Big South 5k
Jan Holmquist 70 Burlington, MA 22:16 100.00% US Masters 5km Championship
Sabra Harvey 65 Houston, TX 20:45 99.20% Bellaire Trolley Run
Harriette Thompson 91 Charlotte, NC 43:04 98.34% Hit the Brixx
Nancy Rollins 67 Evanston, IL 21:53 96.95% Park Ridge Charity Classic
 
 
DISTANCE: 10km
Runner Age Home Time AG % Race
Mbarak Hussein 49 Albuquerque, NM 31:30 96.67% Peachtree Road Race
Kevin Castille 42 Lafayette, LA 29:50 96.65% Peachtree Road Race
Kevin Castille 42 Lafayette, LA 29:55 96.38% Beach to Beacon
Kevin Castille 42 Lafayette, LA 30:06 95.79% Crescent City
Joe Sheeran 56 Ellensburg, WV 34:25 93.70% Fall City Days
Ken Youngers 57 Tucker, GA 35:03 92.82% US Masters 10km Championship
Tony Young 52 Richmond, WA 33:37 92.64% Lone Gull
Kevin Castille 41 Lafayette, LA 30:50 92.81% Rodeo Run
Tom McCormack 60 Jonesboro, TN 36:02 92.65% US Masters 10km Championship
Peter Hammer 48 Needham, MA 32:37 92.64% Lone Gull
           
Kathryn Martin 62 Northport, NY 40:10 100:41% US Masters 10km Championship
Libby James 77 Ft. Collins, CO 51:26 100.23% Bolder Boulder
Kathryn Martin 62 Northport, NY 40:17 100.12% Beach to Beacon
Jan Holmquist 70 Burlington, MA 45:45 99.74% Lone Gull
Sabra Harvey 65 Houston, TX 42:37 98.94% US Masters 10km Championship
Joan Samuelson 57 Freeport, ME 38:20 98.13% Tufts
Colleen De Reuck 50 Boulder, CO 35:13 97.59% Peachtree Road Race
Joan Samuelson 57 Freeport, ME 38:55 96.66% Bellin Run
Sabra Harvey 65 Houston, TX 43:39 96.60% Bayou City
Jen Rhines 40 Boston, MA 32:33 96.31% Tufts
 
 
DISTANCE: Half Marathon
Runner Age Home Time AG % Race
Kevin Castille 42 Lafayette, LA 1:05:28 95.75% EugeneHalf
Kevin Castille 42 Lafayette, LA 1:05:35 95.58% Gary Bjorklund Half
Tim Freeman 64 Port Angeles, WA 1:20:03 94.98% Rock N Roll Portland Half
Mbarak Hussein 49 Albuquerque, NM 1:09:59 94.86% Rio Grande Half
Peter Mullin 63 Houston, TX 1:21:05 92.89% Houston Half
Lee Troop 41 Denver, CO 1:06:57 92.88% Rock N Roll Philadelphia Half
Bob Weiner 48 Evergreen, CO 1:11:14 92.42% Houston Half
Tracy Lokken 48 Marquette, MI 1:11:19 92.31% US Masters Half Marathon Championship
Kevin Broady 52 Brea, CA 1:14:14 91.76% Orange County Half
Patrick Billig 52 Roseville, MN 1:14:14 91.76% Gary Bjorklund Half
           
Deena Kastor 41 Mammoth Lakes, CA 1:09:36 98.35% Rock N Roll Philadelphia Half
Kathryn Martin 62 Northport, NY 1:29:23 97.95% MORE Half Marathon
Christine Kennedy 59 Los Gatos, CA 1:27:16 96.14% Kaiser Permanente Half
Christine Kenndey 59 Los Gatos, CA 1:27:19 96.09% Big Sur Half
Kathryn Martin 62 Northport, NY 1:31:25 95.77% US Masters Half Marathon Championship
Deena Kastor 41 Mammoth Lakes, CA 1:11:38 95.56% MORE Half Marathon
Deena Kastor 41 Mammoth Lakes, CA 1:11:57 95.14% Rock N Roll Dallas Half
Nina Caron 54 N. Andover, MA 1:23:33 93.90% Run to Remember
Nina Caron 54 N. Andover, MA 1:23:34 93.88% Portland Half
Nancy Stewart 58 Atlanta, GA 1:28:14 93.79% Rock N Roll Savannah Half
 

DISTANCE: Marathon
Runner Age Home Time AG % Race
Mbarak Hussein 49 Albuquerque, NM 2:22:27 97.03% US Masters Marathon Championship
Tim Freeman 64 Port Angeles, WA 2:45:57 96.07% Grandma’s
Tracy Lokken 48 Marquette, MI 2:24:39 94.71% Boston
Frank Meza 65 S. Pasadena, CA 2:52:33 93.36% California International
Ulrich Steidl 42 Seattle, WA 2:19:48 93.09% Boston
Tracy Lokken 48 Marquette, MI 2:27:21 92.98% Grandma’s
Doug Fernandez 53 Richmond, VA 2:34:43 92.62% Boston
Dave Walters 58 Lisle, IL 2:43:33 91.85% Boston
Tracy Lokken 49 Marquette, MI 2:31:10 91.43% US Masters Marathon Championship
Martin Tighe 56 Providence, RI 2:41:38 91.18% Boston
Harriette Thompson 91 Charlotte, NC 7:07:42 114.88% Rock N Roll San Diego
Christine Kennedy 59 Los Gatos, CA 2:57:44 102.42% Boston
Christine Kennedy 59 Los Gatos, CA 2:59:43 101.29% US Masters Marathon Championship
Joan Samuelson 56 Freeport, ME 2:52:10 101.28% Boston
Judy Fisher 71 Auburn, WA 3:39:58 100.41% Portland
Sharon Vos 60 Old Greenwich, CT 3:12:34 95.94% New York City Marathon
Molly Friel 46 Fresno, CA 2:41:30 94.69% California International Maration
Karen Miles 60 Ft Myers, FL 3:15:11 94.65% Walt Disney
Jenny Hitchings 51 Sacramento, CA 2:52:41 94.35% Eugene
Deena Kastor 41 Mammoth Lakes, CA 2:33:18 94.01% New York City Marathon
 
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