turkey man wrote:
Given that the oldest age on that list is 37 and the oldest average age is 28.9, I'd say that no, age is not just a number. Why no 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 year olds? Because they're too old to compete at the elite level!
Lagat was 41 and got in the 5000m in 2016. But yeah, age is not just a number. If LRC is to be believed though, Kipchoge is super old now if he was an age cheat in 2004.