Last weekend’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon was a big and record-breaking one. One of the notable records broken was by Ed Whitlock, an 85-year-old from Milton, Ontario, who smashed the world record by running the race in 3 hours, 56 minutes and 38 seconds. The previous record in the 85-90 age category was at 4 hours, 34 minutes and 55 seconds. It was Whitlock’s first marathon in three years but even with chronic injury problems, the seasoned runner powered on to be the first man over 70 to break into the three-hour time range.
The Waterfront marathon also saw another Canadian, Calum Neff, break the record for running with a stroller as he pushed his four-year-old daughter to the finish line in 2 hours, 31 minutes and 26 seconds.
We’re happy to see the Toronto Waterfront Marathon continue to succeed and Canadians making a mark on the world stage. On behalf of the Waterfront community, The Rostie Group congratulates both Ed Whitlock and Calum Neff on their amazing achievements and wishes them luck at future races.