Posted by Mark Iocchelli
Filed Under: News and Opinion
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
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