75-year-old girl runs 3:33 at Boston Marathon


Three days after her seventy fifth birthday, Jeannie Rice of Mentor, Ohio, added the ladies’s 75+ age group world marathon document to her spectacular resume, successful her age class on the by 20 minutes and crossing the road in 3:33:15.

Rice operating the 2023 Boston Marathon. Photograph: Jeannie Rice/Fb

Rice not solely beat the earlier document of three:38:56, held by Norway’s Vera Nystad. She additionally beat Nystad within the race, who completed second to Rice in 3:53:52. Nystad is three years older than Rice, and initially set the document at age 77, when she ran 3:38 on the 2022 Berlin Marathon.

This masters document isn’t Rice’s first over She additionally holds the ladies’s 70+ document of three:27:50 from the 2018 Chicago Marathon. Her time of three:38 is outstanding, and it exhibits that age actually is only a quantity. 

Rice averaged a mind-blowing 5 minutes per kilometre tempo for 42.2 kilometres at age 75. That’s eight and a half consecutive 25-minute 5 Ks. 

Rice considers herself a snowbird, as she lives and trains in her hometown of Mentor, Ohio for six months of the 12 months earlier than heading to Naples, Fla., for six months each winter.

Rice on the 2023 Tokyo Marathon. Photograph: Jeannie Rice/Fb

That is Rice’s second marathon within the final six weeks. In March, she received the ladies’s 70+ age class on the 2023 Tokyo Marathon in 3:31:22 to obtain her six-star finisher medal–finishing all six .



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