Ed Whitlock, an 81-year-old Canadian runner is doing it again. Rewriting the record books, as he breaks one record after another for the 80-84 age group. First, as mentioned in the title of this piece, Ed annihilated the marathon record for this age group by completing the 26.2 miles in 3 hours 25 minutes. For those of you with limited knowledge of marathoning, that time is an hour and 10 minutes faster than the average time of ALL marathoners -- all ages. And what does he say about his time? "I should have done faster." He hopes to do so this fall.
Ed, however, isn't just a marathoner. He excels at all distances, from single miles to the 26-milers. This spring he ran a 20:58 5K (3.1 miles) and a 42:59 10K (6.2 miles). These were both World records for his age group. To put these times in perspective, his per-mile pace for the 10K was 6:55 -- the one-mile run World Record is 7:09. Most runners will never run a 5K or 10K this fast at any age!
Ed shows us that falling apart as we age really is an option -- not a mandate! You can find out some of his secrets to enjoying robust health and record-breaking runs in this radio interview he did on the Growing Bolder network. Enjoy!
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From Ed Mayhew -- the author of Fitter After 50, Fitter For Life and other books, CDs, videos and articles on how you, too, can make falling apart as you age merely an option -- NOT a mandate. Why not make the rest of your life the BEST of your life? http://www.FitterforLife.com and http://www.amazon.com/Age-Blasters-Steps-Younger-You/dp/1598589083/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276528674&sr=1-1 (click here for paperback or Kindle editions of AGE BLASTERS)