He keeps getting older and his times keeping getting faster. For sprinter Michael Robertson, record breaking seems to have a become a bit of a habit of late as he bettered his own club 400m record for the third time in less than 10 months on Saturday at the Ottawa Springtime High Performance Meet. Running in a field worthy of a national final, Robertson won handily, crossing the line in a time of 46.29 – nearly a full second ahead of runner-up Daniel Harper of Brampton. Mike’s previous record of 46.32 was set in August 2013.
After Mike leading Canada to a a silver medal in the 4x400m relay at last summer’s World University Games, there was a noticeable change in Robertson’s approach and execution to his running, leading to back to back record breaking performances to close out last season. He has carried that speed and success through to 2014 where he has also led a quartet in breaking the Ottawa Lions’ 4x400m record which had stood since 1997. Most recently, Robertson had run anchor for Canada at the World Relay Championships last weekend in Nassau, Bahamas.