THE latest run in Athletics Bendigo's Tuesday Run series ended in a dramatic finish between Richard Gliesner and Matthew Heislers.
After leading for most of the 5km race, Heislers was overtaken in the last 10 metres by Gliesner.
A field of 18 contested the 5km race at the La Trobe University Bendigo athletics complex in Flora Hill.
Heislers, 15, ran an outstanding 5000m to eclipse the long-standing record of 16:20.8 for under-16 athletes set by Scott Boxshall in 1989.
The Eaglehawk YMCA Athletics Club member crossed the line at LUBAC in 16:20.1.
Heislers set a new mark for the under-16 3km at last week's Australian Junior titles in Sydney.
Times forTuesday's runs:
5km: Richard Gliesner 16.19, Matthew Heislers 16.20.1, Peter Rice 16.55, Darren Hartland 17.58, Trevor Kelly 18.00, Andrew Creer 18.13, Alexander Evans 18.31, Andrew Meyers 19.06, Scott Baxter 19.26, Ingrid Douglas 21.05, David Stockman 21.12, David Heislers 21.26, Rob Clark 21.29, Yvette Tuohey 21.22, Hunter Gill 22.06, Anne-Marree Reid 24.10, Jason Kalms 24.17.
3km: Spencer Evans 13.31, Emilly Heislers 15.19.
Meanwhile, because of the Melbourne Track Classic there will be no Athletics Bendigo competition at LUBAC this Saturday afternoon.