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Explanation of Single Age Record Listings

The records prior to 1990 set on aided courses (e.g., Grandma's, Twin Cities, St. Patrick's Day) were regarded as THE records.
The concept of aided courses and separate records was established in 1990.
Precedence of Age Records:
1.) Minnesota resident, unaided course
2.) Non-Minnesota resident, unaided course
3.) Minnesota resident, aided course
4.) Non-Minnesota resident, aided course

If a Minnesota resident has the fastest time that meets the qualifying standard for a distance that is run on an unaided course, only that time will appear in the single age records.

There can be zero to four qualifiers listed (excluding ties) for a particular age/distance. Unaided takes precedence over aided. MN resident takes precedence over non-MN.

"4" example - mile:"3" example - 5K: "2" example - 8K:"1" example - 10K:
Non-MN resident aided3:55
MN resident aided3:58
Non-MN resident unaided4:00
MN resident unaided4:02
Non-MN resident unaided13:45
MN resident aided13:55
MN resident unaided13:59
Non-MN resident unaided22:30
MN resident unaided22:35
MN resident unaided28:30

[Unaided versus Aided]
USATF Rule 265.4 is not self-contained, but refers to IAAF Rule 260.28:

(d) The start and finish points on the course, measured along a straight line between them, shall not be further apart than 50% of the race distance.

(e) The decrease in elevation between start and finish shall not exceed an average of 1m per km.

[Unaided versus Aided]
From, USATF, Rule 185

(a) The course must not have a net decrease in elevation from start to finish exceeding 1 part per thousand (i.e., 1 m per km).

(b) The start and finish of the race must lie no more than 30% of the race distance apart as measured along the straight line between them, except when it can be shown that the average component of the wind direction at the head of the race (the lead runner) did not constitute a significant tailwind. NOTE: A tailwind shall be deemed to be significant if it prevails consistently throughout more than 50% of the course during the race.