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Athletics statistician Young dies

The IAAF is deeply saddened to hear that US road-running statistician Ken Young died on Monday (5) at the age of 76.

A life-long running enthusiast, Young set US records at 40 miles and the indoor marathon in the early 1970s. He also had a keen interest in computer programming and statistics and was one of the founding members of the Association of Road Racing Statisticians (ARRS).

He worked tirelessly for many years maintaining the ARRS database, which contains more than 1.2million performances from more than 400,000 runners.