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'Meet the 62-Year-Old Japanese Woman Who Ran a 2:52 Marathon'





JRN talked to women's 60+ marathon world record holder Mariko Yugeta for Runner's World ahead of her planned shot at breaking her own record at this weekend's Nagoya Women's Marathon. Read it here:



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Metts said…
While I want to be inspired and excited, which I am, I feel like this should be the "new normal" for this age group.

She has shown the way, with her mindset, that it can be done.

Just like the gentlemen recently who broke the 60+ age group record that was formerly held by a Japanese runner.
Stefan said…
This was a great read. Mariko Yugeta has given me great inspiration. I can't wait to see how she runs this Sunday at Nagoya. It totally blows my mind that she can break 3 hours at over 60 years of age. What was enlightening was how she adopts and adapts to new and innovative training ideas and nutritional supplements and has an open mind to training. After reading Melissa Duncan's experience in Japan perhaps some coaches (not all) need to keep an open mind with respect to training and perhaps see even better results than they already are achieving. Her mentality and approach is admirable.
Anonymous said…
I'm at my 50s and now triaging for a new PB. It's so inspiring to read this kind of article. It seems that she just keeps her refuel plan simple. I agree.
https://www.staminasports.jp/blog/new-record/

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