Ever wondered what the records for youngest and oldest finishers are? I came across a couple of stories today that may answers that question.
First, six year old Wu Chun-hao finished the Fubon Taipei Marathon Sunday. Apparently he struggled with knee pain in the last 10 km and finished with tears streaming down his face. I’m not sure how old someone should be before they compete in a marathon but six years old is way too young. I would be interested in knowing what made his parents think it would be a good idea to let him run the marathon. Hopefully he will recover quickly.
At the other end of the age spectrum, it would appear that 92 year old Gladys Burrill became the oldest female to finish a marathon when she finished the Honolulu Marathon Sunday. If I live to be 92 I can only hope I will still be in shape to run marathons.