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85-Year-Old Breaks Age Group World Record in 5000M

At 85-years-old, Ed Whitlock is leaving world records in the dust. Whitlock’s most recent age group world record took place on Saturday when he ran 24:03.99 in the 5K. He broke the men’s 85-89 age group world record at the Ontario masters outdoor championships in Toronto, as reported by Canadian Running.

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Whitlock already owns a handful of age group world records. His most recent 5K performance broke the previous mark by almost 50 seconds.

The 5K was Whitlock’s first race in an impressive double attempt over the weekend. He tried to break the world record in the 1500m just a few hours after the 5K. Whitlock finished in a speedy 6:51.86, missing the mark by less than a second.

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