The running community lost an amazing man. Ed Whitlock passed away at 86. He ran a sub-4 hour marathon at age 85 and a 2:59:10 marathon at age 75. He lost his battle with prostate cancer on March 13th.
Thank you Ed, for sharing your joy of running with the world.
Ed’s amazing running career is topped only by his modesty and simplicity. Runner’s World wrote: “As for simplicity, Whitlock did practically all of his training in 5-minute perimeter loops of the Milton Evergreeen Cemetery, a short jog from his house. When asked why he chose that venue for training runs of up to four hours, Whitlock replied, “I would prefer not to run around in small circles day after day, but overall, taking everything into account, it sort of suits me. If it’s windy, I don’t have to face the wind for too long at any one time. If something happens, I can be home immediately. There’s nothing perfect in this world.”