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This 85-Year-Old Man Running In A Marathon Is All The Inspiration You Need Today

This very week was a very different one for the Canadians, and for the remainder of us as well. At the event venue of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon stood an 85-year-old runner, all set to rock the 4-hour marathon.
Everyone was a bit skeptical about the 5'7" old guy, but when he started to run on the tracks, people were left shocked to their core.

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This 85-Year-Old Man Running In A Marathon Is All The Inspiration You Need Today

This 85-Year-Old Man Running In A Marathon Is All The Inspiration You Need Today

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This October 16, when the 4-hour marathon ended, all eyes were set on the exit line.

This October 16, when the 4-hour marathon ended, all eyes were set on the exit line.

And when people saw a really old man come out of it, they were overjoyed.

And when people saw a really old man come out of it, they were overjoyed.

Folks, meet Ed Whitlock, the 85-year-young Canadian runner.

Folks, meet Ed Whitlock, the 85-year-young Canadian runner.

Long distance runner, Whitlock has several world records in his name. His world age group records include the half-marathon, 10,000m, 5,000m, and mile. With his latest set benchmark, he broke the previous men's 85+ record by about 40 minutes.

Whitlock finished the marathon in just 3 hours 56 minutes and 38 seconds.

Whitlock finished the marathon in just 3 hours 56 minutes and 38 seconds.

 

An engineer by profession, the Canadian runner has taken the internet by a storm.

Whitlock works out on a regular basis and has no plans of taking rest from running.

Any guesses for his shoes' age?

15 FREAKIN' YEARS!

 His singlet as well is over 30 years old.

The Twitterati find him very inspiring. 

Well, he is indeed highly motivating.

His average time consumption during the Sunday marathon was..

5 minutes 36 seconds per kilometer. Impressive!

Watch Ed Whitlock finish the marathon like a boss!

Whitlock shares his experience after finishing the marathon:

A big salute to this 85-year-young dude!

A big salute to this 85-year-young dude!

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