Ed Whitlock is a 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.
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. 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. and in the Rotterdam Marathon on April 15, 2007, Ed lowered that mark to 3:04:54.
Whitlock also competes on the track, he currently (2007) holds 13 world age group records ranging in distances from 1500m 5000m and 10,000m and age groups 65+, 70+ and 75+.
Whitlock was born in London, England, and later moved to Canada to pursue an engineering career. He now resides in Milton, Ontario
Ed Whitlock Long Distance Running
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