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Dutch runner breaks Ed Whitlock’s M70 marathon world document

Over the weekend on the Maasmarathon of Visé in Belboom, Belgium, Jo Schoonbroodt of the Netherlands broke Ed Whitlock’s M70+ marathon world document of two:54:48 by 29 seconds. Schoonbroodt ran 2:54:19 to win the boys’s 70-74 age class (by an hour and a half) and likewise set the M70+ world document.


Schoonbroodt set out with the A purpose of working underneath three hours to finish the seventy fifth marathon he has run underneath the three-hour barrier, however he had a slight tailwind within the first half of the course, masking it in 1:26:18. The second half was into the wind, however Schoonbroodt tucked in behind one other runner to assist mitigate the impact.

His time not solely beat Whitlock’s official document of two:54:48, but in addition U.S. masters runner Gene Dykes unofficial document time of two:54:23 by 4 seconds; Dykes ran this time on the Jacksonville Marathon in 2018, solely to find the course was not sanctioned by USATF.

We reached Dykes for a remark: “I’ve been watching with anticipation for Jo to interrupt the document!” he instructed us in a Fb message. “My odds of retaking the lead this fall are extraordinarily lengthy–I’m trying ahead to tussling with Ed at M75 subsequent yr. It might seem that Jacob Nur goes to wipe out the M70 data three years from now.”

Based on Strava, Nur is a runner from Elk Grove, Calif. He’s 66. And in accordance with USATF, he broke the M65-69 American document within the 10K in November in Sacramento (35:42), in addition to the 10-mile American document in 59:11 on the NorCal John Frank Memorial 10-Mile in March. 

Schoonbroodt mentioned on his Instagram web page that he was not fixated on breaking the document earlier than the race. “A time underneath three hours was my purpose, however I’m now pleased I can name myself the quickest 70+ runner on the planet.”

Jo Schoonbroodt within the early levels of the Maasmarathon. Picture: Jo Schoonbroodt/Fb

This document will not be Schoonbroodt’s first, because the Maastrict, Netherlands, resident ran the M60+ six-hour world document in 2012, masking nearly 79 kilometres.

When the 71-year-old marathoner isn’t working, he’s normally taking part in together with his grandkids or mountaineering within the Dutch countryside. Based on his web site, he likes to dwell in accordance with the motto of having fun with day-after-day and being current within the second.



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