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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

About Mark Iocchelli

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.



7 Comments
  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!)

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