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Table 5 World records in marathon running for women and men in age groups 75–79, 80–84 and 85–89

From: Participation and performance trends in elderly marathoners in four of the world’s largest marathons during 2004–2011

Age group Race time (h:min:s) Athlete Age Years Race
M 75 3:04:54 Ed Whitlock 76 2007 Rotterdam, NED
M 80 3:15:54 Ed Whitlock 80 2011 Toronto, CAN
M 85 4:34:55 Robert Horman 86 2004 Gold Coast, AUS
W 75 3:53:42 Yoko Nakano 76 2012 Otawara, JPN
W 80 4:12:44 Gwen McFarlan 80 2014 Ottawa, CAB
W 85 5:14:26 Betty Jean McHugh 85 2012 Honolulu, USA
  1. Data from www.world-masters-athletics.org/records