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RE: Ed Whitlock - 85 yr old marathoner - gets nearly 1,500 word feature in NY Times by Jere Longman

Pumpup wrote:

[quote]weighting game wrote:

With the smallest amount of weight training Ed would retain better performance levels.

Just saying.

I agree. Yes, he is healthy overall and just and amazing specimen aerobically. No doubt.
personally, I don't want to be that thin when I'm that old. There is something to be said for upper body strength and functionality. I'd like to be able to run reasonably well at 85-90, but also be able to knock out some dips, pullups, and at least bench my weight two or three times.[/quote]

How many world records did you guys set this year?

Update Ed Whitlock 2016 M85-89 WORLD RECORD REVIEW:

1) 1500m Indoor World Record – 6:38.87 (outdoor WR 6:37.75)
2) Mile World Record – 7:18.55
3) 3000m World Record –13:41.96 (equivalent to a sub-7:00 minute mile)
4) 5K World Record – 24:03.99
5) 10,000m Track World Record – 51:07.53
6) 10K Road World Record - 49:50
7) Half-Marathon World Record – 1:50:47
8) 25K World Record - 2:16:46 (split during Marathon WR, Ed says does not count)
9) 30K World Record - 2:45:46 (split during Marathon WR, Ed says does not count)
10) Marathon World Record - 3:56:33 (3:56:38 gun time)
11) 15K World Record- 1:15:10 (8:04 mile pace)

(This was not a bad year for Ed.)

Ed can now get ready for some more world records in 2017…which will start with Ed's next race in 2017.

Ed's next race: 800m?,1500m?, Mile?, 8K?, 12K?, 10Mile?, 20K?

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