The first race I ever entered was about six weeks after I started running. It was a local 5k, with about 180 entrants. Ed was one of them. This was in August, 2000.. I believe (from memory) he was in the 65-69 age group, and probably was 69. He ran a 17:30 that day. A few months later, we were in Hamilton's Boxing Day 10 Miler (one of the oldest races in North America), and he ran equally as well.
I talked to him after both races and many times since then. He still raced a fair amount in the early 2000s, so I was lucky enough to get to know him a little. Always a soft-spoken gentleman, and always willing to offer advice. It took me a year or two after our first meeting to truly understand what an amazing runner he was, and still is.
Nice to see this article.