At 73, Ed Whitlock ran a marathon in a amazing time of 2:54.
Wow! 2 hours and 54 minutes. This is discouraging and encouraging at the same time for me. Discouraging, because I will be never able to catch up with this guy. To run a marathon under 3 hours is almost impossible for me and other very fit young people. I am 34 years old and in very good shape. This is a pretty good time even for competitive young runner.
And it is also encouraging at the same time to realize that age is really just a number. And if we keep pushing our aging bodies to their limits consistently they will not stop performing. This is an amazing thing to realize: When we get older, our physical and mental performance and our bodies will only deteriorate, if we stop pushing it.
Ed is obviously a very fit and strong guy. And you can be too! To the very old age. The question is: Are you willing to do the work that is required?
Ed is not waisting a single day without exercising. He is mainly running. His training consists of daily 3-hour long runs through cemetery.
If you think, that you are not able to do that because you are too old for that. Think again.