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76-Year-Old Jeannie Rice Breaks Her Own World Record At 2024 London Marathon

The American grand master of the marathon says she wants to run an even faster time in Berlin

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76-year-old Jeannie Rice strikes again.

Despite her age, the Ohio native continues to outdo herself with every marathon.

Rice most recently scorched the 2024 London Marathon, finishing in 3:33:27 (8:08 min/mile, if you’re wondering).

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A marathon at that speed is already an impressive feat, let alone at her age. What makes it even more impressive is that she broke her previous world record for her 75-79 age group. Her previous record was set in October at the 2023 Chicago Marathon when she ran 3:34:32.

Last year, Rice ran 3:33:15 at the 2023 Boston Marathon; however, the Boston course is not record-eligible.

Speaking to Runner’s World, Rice said she was only “somewhat” happy with her performance in London. She said she was hoping to be closer to 3:30 and was on track,  running consistent splits before falling off in the final two miles.

“I’ll have to figure it out and run better in Berlin,” she said.

Rice was among an impressive roster of age group winners:

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Men Age Group Winners

  • Nicholas Torry, 2:18:46, 45–49
  • Jonathan Walton, 2:32:47, 50–54
  • Peter Barrett, 2:42:22, 60–64
  • Norman Mawhinny, 2:58:26, 65–69
  • David Gibson, 3:13:31, 70–74
  • Andrew Jeyes 3:44:20, 75–79
  • Stuart Mann, 3:58:19, 80+

Women Age Group Winners

  • Lauren Reed, 2:38:02, 40–44
  • Alice Braham, 2:43:43, 45–49
  • Annabel Granger, 2:48:26, 50–54
  • Alice Riddell-Webster, 2:58:15, 55–59
  • Treena Johnson, 2:59:06, 60–64
  • Sandy Masters, 3:28:12, 65–69
  • Valerie Brown, 5:52:57, 80+
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Jessy has been active her whole life, competing in cross-country, track running, and soccer throughout her undergrad. She pivoted to road cycling after completing her Bachelor of Kinesiology with Nutrition from Acadia University. Jessy is currently a professional road cyclist living and training in Spain.

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