Marathon Record Holder

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Age 63 years

Mariko Yugeta, the 63-year-old limbering up to run a sub-three-hour marathon A niggling knee injury and simply one complete day to recoup from a 13-hour trip throughout as sometimes zones

are plain hassles for Mariko Yugeta as she prepares to compete in the Boston marathon, as well as defeat her very own globe record once more.

The Japanese runner will certainly line up in Monday's race alongside women half her age, as well as they will certainly succeed to maintain.

Less than a month prior to her 64th birthday, the PE educator from Saitama, near Tokyo, is a long-distance running sensation.

In 2019, she came to be the initial lady over 60 to complete a marathon in under 3 hours-- and also is still the only professional athlete to attain that landmark. 

On Monday morning, Yugeta will certainly line up in Boston for her last competitive 26.2 miles as a 63-year-old.

While her sore knee might place her dream of breaking the 2:50 barrier on hold, a new globe record is not impossible.