26 Apr '16, 1pm

Age is just a number for Ontario resident Ed Whitlock:

Ed Whitlock, the best dressed runner at #stwm #classact A photo posted by canadianrunning (@canadianrunning) on Oct 16, 2015 at 8:09am PDT Ed Whitlock, 85, continues to defy his age and set a new world half-marathon record for his age group at the Waterloo half-marathon on April 24. The Milton, Ont. resident ran 1:50:47 and broke the previous 85-year-old age group record by nine minutes. article continues after advertisement “I mainly run, I suppose, to set records,” Whitlock told CTV News after the race. “That’s the main objective for me.” Whitlock’s time on Sunday equates to 5:15 per kilometre pace for 21.1K. The previous half-marathon record for 85-year-olds was held by German Georg Gabriel (2:00:05), set in 2006. According to the Association of Road Racing Statisticians (ARRS), Whitlock holds nine half-marathon world records in various age groups. He’s the first person...

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