This 70-year-old man just set a marathon world record

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:

5km 20:25

10km 41:09

Half 1:26:56

20mi 2:12:47

Finish 2:54:23



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