It seems that there are many elderly people around the world who set world records in marathons.
What’s the secret to setting marathon world records at 70, 80 and older?
I will answer these questions.
It’s been a long time since the marathon boom, and full marathons and fun run competitions are held every week in various places.
In fact, the age group with the largest number of citizen runners participating in marathons is in their 40s. An increasing number of middle-aged and seniors are starting marathons to improve their health.
The secret to suppressing aging to some extent in the marathon
When I go to a marathon, I am amazed at how many elderly people in their 60s and 70s finish the race! We know that runners over the age of 65 are almost as energy efficient as younger runners.
A research group led by Associate Professor Justice Ortega of the Faculty of Exercise, Humboldt University in the United States made a presentation in the April 2016 issue of the sports science magazine “Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.”
So, in this article, I will introduce super grandpa and super grandma who set world records in the marathon regardless of their age. At the end of the article, we have summarized the points to note when the elderly start the marathon.
- Marathon world record Elderly person Fauja Singh 101 years old
- Marathon world record Elderly Ed Whitlock 85 years old
- Marathon world record elderly Yoko Nakano 81 years old
- Marathon world record elderly Mr. and Mrs. Uchida 170 years old!?
- Marathon World Record Elderly Saeko Inomata 86 years old
- Marathons are recommended for the elderly
Marathon world record Elderly person Fauja Singh 101 years old
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— Ken@資格試験勉強❗️ (@mouse001knz) November 17, 2021
The world’s oldest male marathon runner was auja Singh, an Indian-British man who was 100 years old in 2012.
He started running long distances at 89 and completed nine full marathons around the world before retiring at 101.
It was 8 hours and 25 minutes. Singh’s first run was also very late, when he was 89. His reason is “because he lost his wife and was lonely.”
He is a marathon grandpa nicknamed “torpedo with a turban”.
He’s certainly not too late to start exercising.
Marathon world record Elderly Ed Whitlock 85 years old
— CanadaRunningSeries (@RunCRS) October 16, 2016
Full marathon in Toronto, Canada. An incredible record was created. The record was set by Ed Whitlock. He surprised the world by completing the full marathon at the age of 85, but even more amazingly, he set the world record in the over-85 category with a time of 3 hours, 56 minutes and 33 seconds.
This record is the oldest record for a full marathon under 3 hours.
However, Ed Whitlock is not satisfied with this record. He’s still aiming high.
— スポーツナビ・陸上編集部 (@sn_gorin) October 25, 2016
Marathon world record elderly Yoko Nakano 81 years old
— ランネット (@RUNNETJP) December 7, 2016
At the Tokyo Marathon 2017 held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, Yoko Nakano (81) finished the race in 4 hours, 11 minutes and 45 seconds, breaking the world record in the 80-84 age category. set a record.
She thought that the finish time indicated by her own watch was less than three seconds short of the new world record, and she looked frustrated immediately after the finish, but when the official time was announced, she set a new world record. Update, the moment turned into joy.
Marathon world record elderly Mr. and Mrs. Uchida 170 years old!?
Masatsugu Uchida (88) and Yoshiko (85) from Hirakata City, Osaka Prefecture hold the Guinness World Record for being the oldest married couple to complete a full marathon at the combined age of 170 years and 30 days.
It was about 10 years ago that I started running a marathon, saying, “I used to watch it on TV.” They were both over the age of 70.
The trigger was a running event that my husband and I participated in. After jogging 4 kilometers along the Yodo River, her wife Yoshiko said, “The scenery and the sound of the water flowing in the river were soothing.” She gradually increased the distance by 5km, 10km, and 20km, and in March 2014, she challenged her first full marathon. Her husband Masashi completed the race in 6 hours and 25 minutes, and Ryoko finished in 5 hours and 50 minutes.
At that time, I heard from a trainer at the gym that I was attending that the Guinness World Record was “161 years and 81 days.” In 2015, the combined age of the couple will reach 161. He set his sights on the Osaka Marathon in October of the same year and trained repeatedly, achieving a Guinness record of “161 years and 349 days”.
Papa and Mama recently ran a marathon together? Joking? You started walking! The total age of the couple is 104, over 100!
Marathon World Record Elderly Saeko Inomata 86 years old
— ランネット (@RUNNETJP) March 14, 2022
“2020 Full Marathon Ranking by 1 year old” announced in the July 2020 issue of the marathon magazine Runners.
Saeko Inomata, pictured above, is the oldest of the 11,198 finishers at 86. (The oldest male is 84 years old).
She completed the Sapporo Toyohira River Trial Marathon in September 2019 in 6:09:33.
Her current mileage is 250km per month. Every morning she runs a 1.1km course near her home for 10km and makes a 200m dash on the way.
Marathons are recommended for the elderly
Marathon is a recommended exercise not only for young people but also for elderly people. By running a marathon every day, you will have more opportunities to go out, and if you build up your physical strength through the marathon, you will be less likely to get sick, and you will be able to maintain a healthy body and spend your days.
Age doesn’t matter when you start a marathon, so you should start running as soon as possible to maintain your health and youthfulness.
In the case of the elderly, muscle strength and physical strength are declining, so overdoing it is prohibited. Before you start running, be sure to check the health condition of your hair and stretch carefully to loosen your body.
As you get older, your eyesight also deteriorates, so you may want to avoid running late at night or during dark periods. higher.
If you manage your time to run during daylight hours, you’ll be able to get out more during the day and be more active.
When you start a marathon, you will want to run every day, but if you try to avoid running on rainy days, the risk of falling increases on rainy days, which increases the risk for the elderly.
If you do break a bone, it will take a long time to recover, so you will be far from running the marathon.
Running a marathon not only keeps you healthy and youthful, but it also refreshes your mood.
Age doesn’t matter! “Start running a marathon to promote your health!”
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Thank you for reading to the end.
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