Nolan Shaheed

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Nolan Shaheed while setting the M60 1500 metres in the Southern California Striders "Meet of Champions" at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California

Nolan Shaheed (born Nolan Andrew Smith, Jr.;[1][2] July 18, 1949 in Pasadena, California) is an American jazz musician, specializing in the cornet and trumpet, and a world record holding masters athlete.[3]

Masters athletics[edit]

Shaheed has been in the masters world rankings over various middle distance races since he turned 40. He was the second 50-year-old to break the 2 minute barrier in the 800 metres where he holds the current world record.[4] He added the M50 world record in the Mile run and since turning 60 has added the world record in the 800 metres and 1500 metres.[5] Indoors he holds the world records in the mile in all age divisions between M50 and M60, plus was part of the M50 4x800 m relay team.[6] Domestically he has added the indoor M55 and M60 1500m records and M50, M55, M60 records in the 3000 meters.[7]


As sideman[edit]


  1. ^ "Nolan Smith Discography". Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  2. ^ "Interview". Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  3. ^ "Nolan Shaheed - Trumpet - Engineer - The Secret of Christmas". Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  4. ^ "800 meter ALL-TIME Rankings". Retrieved 2016-07-24.
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  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ "USATF - Statistics - Records". Retrieved 2016-07-24.

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