25 Apr '16, 11pm

Ed Whitlock, 85, Runs Half Marathon World Record

Each new birthday has brought a chance for Whitlock to destroy a new set of records. Shortly after he turned 85 in March, Whitlock set world indoor records in the 1500 meters and 3,000 meters for 85–89 year olds. Whitlock has struggled off and on with injuries over the past couple of years, but his recent racing suggests he has hardly missed a beat. Whitlock indicated post-race that he had hoped for an even faster time. “I expected to run a little faster than I did today,” Whitlock told CTV News after the race. “It still was a record, so I’ll be content with that I guess.” In the half marathon alone, Whitlock now owns 10 single-age records ranging from his 1:20:33 at age 68 to yesterday’s run. Whitlock is known for his unique training which, in the past , has included a steady diet of 3-hour runs around a short loop in his local cemetery. In March, Whitlock hinted to Insid...

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