American runner Gene Dykes set a marathon world record for his age group on Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida. Dykes ran 2:54:23, breaking the previous record by 25 seconds.
The Pennsylvanian, who narrowly missed the record at STWM, pulled it off with a 2:54:23 at the Ameris Bank Jacksonville Marathon in Florida.
Dykes’ time translates to an average pace of 4:07 per kilometre. Here are his splits: