05 Dec '17, 11pm

How Paula Wiltse broke 3:00 in the marathon at 50:

How Paula Wiltse broke 3:00 in the marathon at 50:

Paula Wiltse, 50, continues to run times that most runners – elite or beginner – would be envious of. The Brockville, Ont. resident broke three hours for 42.2K at the 2017 Chicago Marathon , a race she has always wanted to do. She turned 50 in the summer. The elite masters runner set a Canadian women’s 50-54 age group record of 2:58:52 in the windy city eclipsing Allison Blackmore’s 2:59:41 mark, according to Canadian Masters Athletics, from the 2016 Berlin Marathon. Wiltse won the October marathon’s 50-54 age group. She’s one of only a few Canadian women older than 50 to have ever broken three hours in the marathon on a records-eligible course. “I didn’t execute the race like I should have,” she says citing a first half split of 1:27:10, or 2:54:20 marathon pace. “I knew the first half was too fast and it was going to hurt.” Wiltse was originally planning on keying off 19...

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