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Ed Whitlock
06 Mar 1931

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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
Ed Whitlock Long Distance Running