Ed Whitlock didn’t just break running world records — he forever rewrote the history books. After taking up running again in his 40s, he went on to set new records in his 70s and 80s. In one of his final interviews, Ed talks to Growing Bolder about his passion for running and why he continued to do it against medical advice.
What did the man credited with cracking the Nazis’ unbreakable code and creating the forefather of modern computing do to relieve stress? He ran! And in 1949, the then 37-year-old Alan Turing competed at the same meet as Ed Whitlock, an 83-year-old still making history on the track.
What does our future hold? Will our planet survive our changing climate? Will we discover a new place in the universe to live? Will we be able to exercise, and break records, well into our 80s? This weeks’ guests have the answers!
Ed Whitlock, 81, doesn’t just break running world records, he smashes them. Fresh off his marathon, during which he broke the world record by 16 minutes, he explains how he’s been able to keep running, decades after he first began.
Want to live a long and healthy life? It’s YOUR responsibility, not anyone else’s, to help you get to the finish line. Find out just how good life can be when you get there.
Ed Whitlock is living proof of the possibilities of exceptionally successful aging. The 81-year-old recently smashed two world records in the mile and the marathon. He shares his secret to success, and it’s something anyone can do.
Some have said that the accomplishments of runner Ed Whitlock rival Roger Bannister’s breaking of the four-minute mile barrier.