75 Year-Old Ed Whitlock Runs Marathon in an Amazing 3 Hours 8 Minutes

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Only a fraction of a percentage of people will ever run a marathon, and a fraction of a percentage of those people will run that marathon in less than three hours.

At 70 years of age, Ed Whitlock became the only man on earth known to have run a marathon in under three hours. Five years later, at age 75, he’s still much faster than 99% of runners half his age. Today, at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Ed Whitlock ran 26.2 miles in 3:08.

Kudos to you Mr. Whitlock!

Via CTV. Photo via Loquacious’ Flickr Photostream

Ed Whitlock

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Also known as the "Running Blogfather", I'm a 40-something marathoner who has beaten stress fractures and terrible shin splints. Now I'm running double the mileage with no pain - and I'm getting faster. I love to talk about running form and Arthur Lydiard. I also enjoy taking photographs, have a beautiful (and very patient!) wife, and am the proud father of two crazy kids. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about the site.

  1. Melisa (Irish Blue) on September 25th at 6:29 am

    I’m Speechless…

  2. beverly on September 25th at 7:41 pm

    Completely awesome!

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  6. rob on March 18th at 9:44 pm

    WOW!!! What kind of shoes does he wear?

  7. Mark Morgan on August 31st at 6:40 pm

    In my dreams I delude myself that I am chasing Ed Whitlock, but he runs a full marathon only a little slower than I run a half-marathon. Still, I’m only 69, so I have a few years to get up to his pace!! (Still dreaming!)