Category Archive: An Amazing Journey

94-Year-Old Harriette Thompson Just Set a New Half Marathon Record


Harriette Thompson has added another world record to her collection. Originally reported by the San Diego Union Tribune, the 94-year-old became the oldest woman to run a half marathon when she finished this… Continue reading

89-Year-Old Speeds to Finish Line, Walker and All


A combination of LeBron James and Steph Curry—that’s what 89-year-old Jane Ensign said she felt like as she crossed the finish line of a 1-mile race on Memorial Day. “Everybody was cheering for… Continue reading

Charles Eugster, The Healthiest Old Person on the Planet Explains How to Stay in Shape


Charles Eugster, 96, is a runner, body-builder, public speaker, writer, rower, and wakeboarder. He also claims to be so healthy that his formerly grey pubes have turned brown again. Charles Eugster is the… Continue reading

50 Years Ago Women Were NOT Allowed to Run Marathons – Kathrine Switzer Defied Being Kicked Out of the Race


Only 50 years ago, women were barred from running marathons in the U.S. Here’s why, and the story of the woman who broke that barrier in 1967. Only 50 years ago women were… Continue reading

Masters Marathon Legend Ed Whitlock Dies at 86


Ed Whitlock, the Canadian runner who rewrote the 70+ record books and forever altered conceptions of human endurance performance in older age, died on Monday in Toronto, not far from his home in… Continue reading

99-Year-Old Upsets 92-Year-Old in Thrilling Sprint


Seven years and 0.05 seconds separated Orville Rogers and Dixon Hemphill at the 2017 Masters Indoor Track Championships. Orville Rogers, left, races Dixon Hemphill at the 2017 USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field… Continue reading

16 Snacks that Are OK to Eat at Night 


Eating past 8 p.m. has gotten a bad rap! In reality, the reason you may have gained (or not been able to lose) weight probably has more to do with what you are… Continue reading

At 96 Paul Randall was a C.R.A.S.H.-B Crowd Pleaser (2014 World Championship Indoor Rowing Qualifier)


By the time Paul Randall was nearing the last strokes of his race, the crowd behind him was large and loud. It wasn’t that Randall was about to pull an incredibly fast time… Continue reading

Inspirational 42-year-old Deena Kastor, Running Legend


Even if you’ve never had the urge to lace up a pair of running shoes, you can’t help but feel inspired by 42-year-old Deena Kastor. This fall, she’ll return to the Bank of… Continue reading

Seemingly Ageless Ed Whitlock, 85, Runs World-Record Mile Time


Wearing 15-year-old running shoes, Ed Whitlock raced through wind and rain on Sunday at the Toronto Marathon to break the men’s 85–89 age group world record by more than 30 minutes. His 3:56:33… Continue reading

81-Year-Old Runs 18th Straight Chicago Marathon


Frank Abramic has inspired his family to run, including his brother John, 77, who is making his second tour of the Windy City. Runner’s World Editor’s note: This article first appeared in October… Continue reading