The 85 Year-Old Marathon Breaking Records October 29, 2019 68 By Kailee Schamberger CategoryArticles BlogTags10k 5k 85 athlete athletes after the fact crazy train culture Distance Documentaries Documentary ed whitlock exclusive fast funny How to Train for a Marathon independent interview interviews Journalism lifestyle marathon marathon runner old rivals run running shoes Sports Train train for a marathon training underground vbs.tv VICE vice guide vice mag VICE News VICE Sports vice videos vice.com videos Wild World world of sports 68 Comments cool says: January 12, 2017 at 4:21 pm first Reply Trevor says: January 12, 2017 at 4:27 pm Why would you have this old man run through a cemetery damn vice youre fucked up for that Reply ุ says: January 12, 2017 at 4:32 pm That posture will only hurt him later on. Reply Cothes says: January 12, 2017 at 4:34 pm Awesome. Props Ed. Reply eric lin says: January 12, 2017 at 5:12 pm Is anyone really that surprised? I mean look at the guys nose….that massive thing probably takes in oxygen like its nothing Reply Ben Beacham says: January 12, 2017 at 5:16 pm A few good quotes but this was missing a good story, Vice! Step up the content quality. Reply The chosen 1 says: January 12, 2017 at 5:54 pm 7 hour Marathon. Reply Adam B says: January 12, 2017 at 6:19 pm Wow, this guy is amazing 🙌🏽 Reply Jenny Titus says: January 12, 2017 at 6:57 pm He said that there aren't many 80 year olds who are running. There aren't many 80 year olds around PERIOD! Reply The Fishin hippie says: January 12, 2017 at 8:11 pm Yup, got more motivation to keep running. Reply smashthestate says: January 12, 2017 at 9:41 pm proof he even finished the race? Reply James Tomaszkiewicz says: January 12, 2017 at 10:54 pm this guy is rlly cool Reply bhallic24 says: January 12, 2017 at 11:21 pm in some clips it seems like this dude runs faster than me. i seriously need to lose some weight….. and all that damn belly fat :(. hashtaggoalsforthenewyear Reply Barry Obama says: January 13, 2017 at 2:23 am I bet I could beat him in a race!! Reply ap says: January 13, 2017 at 4:37 am you guys can't find another place to shoot this … Reply Fox Trot says: January 13, 2017 at 5:02 am Are you guys gonna do another series about New York street football like you did last year? Reply Orkhan Khalilzade says: January 13, 2017 at 9:03 am I 'm not that sure but I found similarity between John du Pont and this man about appearance (it is not only about nose ,face structure also) Reply adarqui says: January 13, 2017 at 8:48 pm his form/strength at that age is so impressive. great stuff. Reply Ollie Peters says: January 13, 2017 at 10:01 pm Who the fuck would downvote this?! Reply Salome Dalakishvili says: January 14, 2017 at 6:02 am Omg!!! This is amazing 👍❤ Reply Junyu Chen says: January 14, 2017 at 7:54 am awesome.I think I should run every day to keep my health. Reply Djuntas says: January 14, 2017 at 8:51 am We can't all be born genetically good :p That is a large part of it. Reply R3LYKS says: January 14, 2017 at 2:59 pm People like him are very strong to do that. he has a very healthy body because most 85 year olds can barely do anything. But he run a marathon faster than 30 year olds. Reply 13lunt420Media says: January 14, 2017 at 5:02 pm I wish he's my grandpa. Reply Jaime pacheco hernandez says: January 15, 2017 at 2:15 pm Yes very nice example of life congarulations from Mexico. Reply Robby S says: January 17, 2017 at 11:42 pm Do a documentary on Steve Dalkowski please. Reply Tyler Alexander Martinez says: February 10, 2017 at 10:19 pm This guy inspires me to do long distance running when I'm old too … currently a sprinter Reply slim jesus says: February 17, 2017 at 4:48 pm MILTON ONTARIO BABY REPRESENT Reply skobie1 kanobie says: February 26, 2017 at 7:15 pm hopefully that's me at 85. I'm already a running introvert, just gotta make it another 62 years haha Reply Andy Tan says: March 14, 2017 at 12:21 pm He sadly passed away due to prostate cancer at age 86. May his soul RIP. Reply cmz8706 says: March 29, 2017 at 4:45 am ok…. it's a little ON THE NOSE to have the man running through a fucking cemetery. that said? good show! Reply Rui Siegmond says: April 16, 2017 at 7:20 pm this guy is amazing! and I like the vibe of the background music at the end. Reply LightSnowOvernight says: May 12, 2017 at 6:01 pm Very sadly, Ed died of prostate cancer on March 13, 2017, just two months after this was posted and only about 5 months after running sub 4:00 hour marathon. Reply 247 365 says: June 14, 2017 at 4:17 am Awesome! Reply Slowjamcdub says: July 17, 2017 at 10:22 pm So cool! 👍😄 Reply David Rich says: August 10, 2017 at 2:26 am Maybe ok for him now.. but running on those paths may affect.his legs when he gets older Reply Nova Church says: September 15, 2017 at 11:42 am This is awesome, we have a running group that invloves all ages in the bronx… its in my vlog Reply Phil says: November 1, 2017 at 1:56 am A very humble man. A true inspiration to all of us. Reply Simire Foulks says: November 5, 2017 at 5:27 pm thank you for the motivation Reply Pooo Ti says: December 19, 2017 at 4:28 pm RIP Ed. Reply joe caterman says: February 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm if he didn't do that, he'd probably struggling to make it up the stairs at that age. Reply Michael Scourby says: March 16, 2018 at 3:29 pm Now I have a goal. Reply Cesar Ruiz says: March 23, 2018 at 7:33 pm Excellent job my friend 👍 Reply tubesockets120v says: April 1, 2018 at 3:43 am No runner's high ever? Maybe he shouldn't train in the cemetery. Could be a downer. Reply Choose A Better Name says: July 15, 2018 at 3:59 pm Looks like an old shriveled up faggot. Marathon running is not healthy for men as it drastically lowers testosterone levels. Moderate cardio along with intensive weight training is how to do it. Reply Gabriel D'Angelo says: August 2, 2018 at 1:30 am He had more practice Reply Mohamed Osman says: August 9, 2018 at 3:14 am Running in a cemetery is a bit on the nose don't you think Reply PhantomStrider says: August 12, 2018 at 1:50 pm Ed really inspired me. He is clearly someone who ran not for a time, but purely for the sake of running. Reply Daniel Adshead says: September 9, 2018 at 12:26 am What a legend Reply Rhys Nichols says: September 17, 2018 at 1:13 pm Anyone know how good he was at running when he was young?? Sub 4 marathon at age 85 probably would be under 2:30hrs in his 20s!! Reply lucaboden says: October 17, 2018 at 4:49 am i get that fuzzy holy spirit rushing wind feeling in my heart…when i watch ed run and comprehend what he actually accomplishing at this age. Reply Yes Sure says: October 23, 2018 at 6:16 am There is a guy in his 80's in my city who has finished 100 marathons. Reply Crudath says: October 28, 2018 at 5:50 am Nobody gonna mention why this old man is running through a cemetery through this whole video? Reply Shashank Thakre says: October 30, 2018 at 9:33 am Salute to you sir, bcoz you were running at the age of 85. Reply Xero Punt says: November 11, 2018 at 3:53 am prostate cancer? ran 3hrs everyday & 4hr marathons. must have held his urine too often, seriously.btw, cell health is on a FLUCTUATING battle everyday. we're beating cancerous cells every day, we just don't realize it. go to the doctor when your immune system is having a bad day & he will announce CANCER!. he will then start the killing process, which kills you faster. take your cell battle home & live a normal life, without treatment you will live 10 years longer. Reply brother Edward says: November 11, 2018 at 12:51 pm This story is so motivational!! Reply Matthew Swanson says: November 12, 2018 at 4:18 am Running in a cemetery and being 85. Kinda deep Reply Rubino Pride says: December 17, 2018 at 8:59 am Running in the cemetery is a good motivator Reply Lost13 says: February 17, 2019 at 9:05 pm Impressive. Rest well, sir. Reply Soonchul Shin says: March 19, 2019 at 11:36 pm Thank you so much for sharing your story Reply Josiel de Assis says: March 26, 2019 at 12:34 am What the deuce they keep on showing graves during his speech? Reply John Rogan says: April 11, 2019 at 3:29 am A great role model…seems sort of brittle…stiff…running through the graveyard….very profound. Reply the business handler says: April 15, 2019 at 2:17 am This guys an animal still running with good form Reply Dan Patrick says: May 4, 2019 at 9:13 pm Cool shoes Reply Рафаель Сакаев says: May 27, 2019 at 9:38 am Oh.. Run you Great…Thanks… Reply rae0521 says: July 5, 2019 at 8:45 pm There's always the exception which the media hypes for some reason. We each age at different rates and to offer up some "freak" (no offense) as a comparison to our own, more modest achievements, is not only unfair, but useless and irrelevant. Reply Kevin Donovan says: August 5, 2019 at 9:06 pm My dad is 89 yrs old still goes to Seniors fitness center. Walks 30 minutes after breakfast everyday. He eats organic food for decade and 100 healthy food. He never miss a day at the gym. After the gym he reads books after reading books he watches MAD MONEY with Mr . Cramer. That’s been his routine for decades Reply lucaboden says: August 7, 2019 at 11:16 pm i know too many great ex-runners who gave it up after HS….lol. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.