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Ed Whitlock (born March 6, 1931) is a Canadian long-distance runner, and the first person over 70 years old to run a marathon in less than three hours with a time of 2:59:10 in 2003.

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Whitlock, who ran as a teenager and took the sport back up again in his 40s, first became the oldest person to run a marathon in less than 3 hours in 2000 at age 69 with a time of 2:52:47. Since then, he has continued to extend this record, most recently to age 74 with a time of 2:58:40. His best time since turning 70 was 2:54:48 at age 73, the world record for men 70 to 74. According to an article in The New York Times, if age-graded this time is equivalent to a 20-year-old running 2:03.57 and to 2010 was the fastest marathon ever run.[1] For an explanation of age graded tables see masters athletics#Age-graded tables. To date (2011) he is still the only person over 70 to run a marathon in less than 3 hours.

In 2006 he set the world record for the 75 to 79 age group with a time of 3:08:35 at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon,[2] and in the Rotterdam Marathon on April 15, 2007, Ed lowered that mark to 3:04:54.

On September 26, 2010, Whitlock ran the Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon in 1:34:23.4.[3]

After turning 80, Whitlock improved the Marathon world record for his age category by almost 15 minutes to 3:25:43 at the 2011 Rotterdam Marathon on April 10, 2011.[4] He then further improved on his age category world record at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 16, 2011, lowering the record to 3:15:54.[5]

At age 81, on Sunday, September 16, 2012, wearing bib #1, Whitlock broke the Canadian and unofficial world half-marathon record at his hometown inaugural race, the Milton Half-Marathon, running 1:38:59.[6]

Whitlock also competes on the track, where he currently (2012) holds 15 world age group records ranging in distance from 1500m to 10,000m and age groups 65+, 70+, 75+ and 80+. as well as the 3 age group marathon records 70+, 75+ and 80+ [7]

Whitlock was born at a suburb of London, England, and later moved to Canada to pursue an engineering career following graduation from Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, England. He now resides in Milton, Ontario.

Records

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Outdoor - Track

Distance Age Group Time
1500m Men 80-84 5:48.93
Mile: Men 75-79 5:41.80
3000m Men 75-79 11:10.43
3000m Men 80-84 12:13.56
5000m Men 75-79 19:07.02
5000m Men 80-84 20:58.12
10000m Men 70-74 38:04.13
10000m Men 75-79 39:25.16
10000m Men 80-84 42:39.95

Indoor - Track

Distance Age Group Time
1500m Men 75-79 5:20.04
1500m Men 80-84 5:48.47
3000m Men 65-69 10:11.60
3000m Men 70-74 10:52.40
3000m Men 75-79 11:17.21
3000m Men 80-84 12:00.88

Outdoor - Road

Distance Age Group Time
Marathon Men 70-74 2:54:48
Marathon Men 75-79 3:04:54
Marathon Men 80-84 3:15:54

In addition to the records above recognised by World Masters Athletics the Association of Road Race Statisticians keeps single and group age road records. Whitlock's age group records recognized by ARRS follow.

Outdoor - Road

Distance Age Group Time
10K Men 70-74 37:33
10K Men 75-79 40:10
10K Men 80-84 42:58
15K Men 65-69 55:04
15K Men 70-74 58:19
15K Men 75-79 1:00:19
15K Men 80-84 1:07:05
Half Marathon Men 70-74 1:22:23
Half Marathon Men 75-79 1:29:26
Half Marathon Men 80-84 1:38:57
Marathon Men 70-74 2:54:48
Marathon Men 75-79 3:04:54
Marathon Men 80-84 3:15:54

References


Masters athletics
Events
Records
Athletes
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