The Wentworth Falls runner smashed four seconds from the NSW under 18s mile record set by James Kaan at 4:09:22. Sharp, 17, clocked in at 4:05:13, in the race run at Bankstown’s Crest Athletic Track on December 23. Competing in the men’s open grade, Sharp placed sixth. “I was racing a lot of fast guys in that race,” he said. Sharp said he was hoping to run as close to four minutes as possible, and didn’t learn he’d broken the record until the following day. “It’s a pretty cool thing.