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Ratify Jeanne Daprano's 6:58.44 mile as W75 world record

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Whereas many media outlets reported that Jeanne Daprano set a W75 outdoor world record in the mile of 6:58.44 on July 21, 2012, and her mark is listed as a world age-group record in Wikipedia.

Whereas the race was at the USATF-sanctioned West Region Masters Championships at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, overseen by USATF West Region Masters Coordinator Mark Cleary.

Whereas Daprano was already the W75 world record holder, having recorded a time of 7:13.31 on June 2, 2012, at the South Carolina Open and Masters Classic at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.

Whereas Daprano's time of 7:13.31 was listed among masters age-group records — but 6:58:44 was not — in the 2012 USA Track & Field Records Report at the USATF annual meeting in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Whereas 2014 is a year celebrating the 60th anniversary of the first sub-4 mile by Roger Bannister, the 50th anniversary of the first high school sub-4 mile by Jim Ryun and the 60th anniversary of the first women's sub-5 mile by Diane Leather.

Therefore, be it resolved that the USATF Masters Records Committee submit Jeanne Daprano's 6:58:44 mile of 2012 as an American record in the W75 age group when the USATF Records Committee meets in December 2014 at the USATF annual meeting in Anaheim, California.

Be it further resolved that Sandy Pashkin, as records manager and chair of the Records Committee for World Masters Athletics, post Daprano's 6:58:44 mile as the W75 world record on the WMA website after USATF ratification.

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