After Dathan Ritzenhein's AR at 5000m last week, I got to wondering a few things:
- What are the oldest ARs on the books?
- Where does Ritz's performance rank compared to other ARs on the all-time lists?
- How does it compare based on the IAAF Scoring Tables?
- Is there any place I can go to watch videos of AR performances?
Well, there didn't seem to be one place that provided those answers very conveniently, so I thought it was time to create another Squidoo lens. My newest lens, Men's American Records (you can find it at http://www.squidoo.com/men-ARs) lists all of the track ARs, as well as answers the above questions. In fact, I even threw in the US all-time top ten lists for each event.
You won't find any field events on there yet, since I haven't decided if I should make a separate lens for them or add them in. Also, the relays aren't represented, but they will be. So it's kind of a work-in-progress (as all good lenses are).
I hope you'll check it out and tell me what you think. Don't be shy about answering the poll or providing comments! I'd like to make this a fan-friendly resource, so I'll take all the help I can get!
As for the women's ARs, maybe I'll tackle those next week!