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80 year old, Ed Whitlock, sets world record for the marathon in 3:15:54

Ed Whitlock

World-class performance

80 year old Whitlock breaks own age-class world record in marathon

 World-class performance. Ed Whitlock

Much like he did with his age-class competitors, Ed Whitlock left his old world record in the proverbial dust at the 2011 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Decimating the 3 hour 25 minute 40 second finish Whitlock delivered this past spring in Rotterdam, the ageless wonder set a new world marathon record in the 80-and-over division — completing the 26.2 mile marathon course in a cool 3:15.54.

Not only did Whitlock crush his old benchmark and beat his closest 70-and-up challenger by nearly 13 minutes, but he was faster than anyone in the next two younger age groups.

Whitlock’s performance highlights a season in which the local long distance runner has set numerous world records in his new 80-and-up class — including two (1,500m and 10,000m) at the World Masters Track and Field Championships this summer in Sacramento, California.


November 8, 2011 - Posted by | Marathon Running | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Awesome. I’ve got 33 years to try to beat this record.

    Comment by Joey | November 8, 2011 | Reply

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