Women’s Wednesday: 71-year-old sets age-group world record with half marathon time of 1:37:07


first_imgBreaking records is a common occurrence in Jeannie Rice’s world. The 71-year-old runner, who resides part-time in Ohio and part-time in Florida, holds the age-group world record for the marathon, completing the Chicago marathon last October in a time of 3:27:50.  Photo Credit: Enduro Photo courtesy of the Akron Marathon. Photo Credit: Enduro Photo courtesy of the Akron Marathon. Rice recently added another record to that list, setting the age-group world record in the half marathon at the Goodyear Half Marathon in Akron, Ohio last weekend, when she crossed the finish line in an impressive 1:37:07, averaging a 7:25-mile pace throughout the entire 13.1-mile race. Next on her list is bettering her own record-holding marks in the marathon and the half, starting with the Berlin Marathon.center_img 71-year-old sets age-group world record with half marathon time of 1:37:07 Photo Credit: Enduro Photo courtesy of the Akron Marathon. The grandmother of two reportedly trains 50 to 60 miles per week and has now set her sights on breaking her own world records. “If I can break my own world record it’d be great,” Rice told Runners World. “… I set a goal like that so I don’t give up, so I can continue to train hard and tough.”last_img

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