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In this episode we bring you an interview with Gene Dykes the fastest marathoner over age 70 who ran a blistering 2:54:23. Plus we take you on the ground at the Philadelphia Half Marathon in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
Interview with Gene Dykes
In December of 2018 Gene Dykes ran a 2:54:23 marathon at the Jacksonville Marathon in Florida. This was 25 seconds faster than the previous age-group world record held by Ed Whitlock of Canada.
I had the opportunity to stay with Mr. Dykes and interview him before the Philadelphia Marathon. He ran the Liberty Bell Challenge -doing the half, 8k, and full marathon. He won his age group at each race.
The Philly Marathon was marathon number 123. He didn’t start running marathons until age 58!
When I grow up, I want to be like Gene! Waitaminnit…that’s only 10 years away! YIKES! 😉
Plenty of time!
Great interview and thank you for the pre marathon meetup…. you made for a great weekend…. the .marathon weather was INSANE
Great to meet you!