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September 19th, 2012

Ed Whitlock Runs World Record 1:38 Half At Age 81

By Scott Douglas

Ed Whitlock celebrates after setting the 80+ half marathon world record. Photo Graham Paine/Milton Champion

Canadian Ed Whitlock, 81, added to his collection of world records on Sunday by running 1:38:59 at a half marathon in his hometown of Milton, Ontario. Whitlock broke the old 80+ mark by 29 seconds, despite resuming regular running only in the weeks before the race.

Whitlock fell on ice last November and broke a rib, one month after lowering his 80+ marathon world record to 3:15:54. He missed months of training and didn't resume his famed routine of daily two- to three-hour runs in a nearby cemetery until mid-summer.

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