You're Only as Old as You Run
October 4th, 2011

 Paula Radcliffe and Haile Gebrselassie both hold world records for the fastest marathon times; both will be defending those records in Berlin’s annual marathon this weekend; and as ridiculous as it may sound, both are considered old.

Ms. Radcliffe, at 37, and Mr. Gebrselassie, at 38, are over the hill by elite runner standards. Yet they are at the top of their game and among the favorites to win the standard distance 42.2-kilometer, or 26.1-mile, race on Sunday.

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