30 Mar '15, 7pm

81-Year-Old Anne Garrett Sets 5K Record - via @runcompetitor

Anne Garrett has done it again. Running the Carlsbad 5000 this weekend, the 81-year-old Garrett set an age-group world record in the 5K. She finished in 28:37, shaving more than a minute off the previous age-group record of 29:41. If her name rings a bell, it’s because this is her second age-group record set this year alone. In February (back when she was only 80) she set the half marathon record for her age group, running a 2:13:23 at the Surf City Half Marathon in Huntington Beach, Calif. RELATED : 80-Year-Old Woman Sets Half Marathon Record Garrett’s 5K in Carlsbad, just down the road from her home in Oceanside, Calif., came at a 9:12/mile pace. In a recent interview with Competitor, Garrett revealed she only started running nine years ago. Before that, she was a race walker and assistant race walking coach for a friend’s walking group called Walk This Way. Along with r...

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