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Anyone who follows masters running will have heard the name Ed Whitlock. He’s the man who ran a 2:54 marathon at age 73 back in 2004, the first septuagenarian sub-three. That famous marathon is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes the records he’s set at a ridiculous range of distances over many years, thanks to his famous training regimen of up to three hours of slow, steady running around a local cemetery every day. But all has been quiet on the Whitlock front for the past few years, thanks to knee problems.
That may be about to change, according to a fantastic in-depth feature about Whitlock in the upcoming issue of Canadian Running magazine, by Michal Kapral. Ed is on the comeback trail! Definitely worth a read… (Heck, it’s worth clicking on just to see the photo of Ed racing in 1952 at the Hyde Park Relays — an event I competed in nearly 50 years later!)