I’m really saddened to hear that Ed Whitlock has died.
Ed was a Canadian legend and the greatest age-adjusted runner of all time. He got back into running seriously in his sixties. He ran a 2:54:49 marathon at age 73 – the fastest ever by anyone 70+ and just this past fall he ran a 3:56:34 marathon at 85, making him the oldest person to run a sub-4-hour marathon.
He was a fixture of Toronto area races and an inspiration anyone who’s ever thought it was too late to do something amazing.
He’ll be missed in the running community.