Interview with Gene Dykes, 2:54:23 Marathon at Age 70

Interview with Gene Dykes, 2:54:23 Marathon at Age 70


In this episode we bring you an interview with Gene Dykes the fastest marathoner over age 70 who ran a blistering 2:54:23. Plus we take you on the ground at the Philadelphia Half Marathon in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

In December of 2018 Gene Dykes ran a 2:54:23 marathon at the Jacksonville Marathon in Florida. This was 25 seconds faster than the previous age-group world record held by Ed Whitlock of Canada.

I had the opportunity to stay with Mr. Dykes and interview him before the Philadelphia Marathon. He ran the Liberty Bell Challenge -doing the half, 8k, and full marathon. He won his age group at each race.

The Philly Marathon was marathon number 123. He didn’t start running marathons until age 58!

Race Expo

Before the Philly Half

The Rocky Steps

MTA Meet Up

About Trevor Spencer

Trevor Spencer is the producer of the Marathon Training Academy Podcast. He loves to inspire people to take action in their fitness and life.


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