70-Year Old Half Marathon World Record Holder

70-Year-Old Sets World Age-Group Marathon Record in Crazy-Fast Time

Gene Dykes, a 70-year-old retired computer programmer who discovered a talent for distance running late in life, set a world record for his age group in the marathon on December 15 in Jacksonville, Florida. Dykes ran 2:54:23, breaking the previous record-2:54:48-set by the great Canadian runner Ed Whitlock (when he was 73) by 25 seconds.

No matter your age, there’s always somebody older that you can look to for inspiration.

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