85-Year-Old Marathoner Is So Fast That Even Scientists Marvel

It is not his arm, but his legs and lungs that have made Ed Whitlock a scientific marvel and octogenarian phenom. In October, at 85, he set his latest distance-running record, completing the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 3 hours 56 minutes 34 seconds and becoming the oldest person to run 26.2 miles in under four hours.

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