Bonnie Wassin Among Record Breakers In Market Street Mile

She's 68, But Was Listed As 58 Years Old In Saturday's Results

Monday, June 24, 2013 - by John Hunt

Bonnie Wassin's name was inadvertently left off of that list of runners who broke state records in the Market Street Miracle Mile, which was held in downtown Chattanooga on Saturday morning.

There were eight records broken on Saturday, but only seven will count as Dean Thompson's time of 4:49 for males age 47 will not stand since he's a Georgia resident.

Wassin posted a time of nine minutes, 41 seconds for the flat, one-mile sprint and that time was 49 seconds better than the old mark of 10:30 for ladies aged 68, which had been set at a race in Kingsport on Nov.

6, 2010 by Elizabethton's Barbara Bogart.

Wassin is certainly no stranger to distance running as she completed at least one marathon in all 50 states several years ago.

(Email John Hunt at nomarathonmoose@comcast.net)


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