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Jenny Hitchings reclaims her W55+ world report at London Marathon


Two months earlier than her sixtieth birthday, Jenny Hitchings of Sacramento, Calif., set a brand new girls’s 55+ marathon world report on the 2023 London Marathon. She completed the race in a speedy two hours, 45 minutes and 27 seconds, breaking the official former age-group report by almost three minutes.

Hitchings beforehand held the world report within the girls’s 55 to 59, from 2019 to 2021, when she ran 2:50:36 on the 2019 New York Metropolis Marathon, breaking the long-standing world report of S. Rae Baymiller, who ran 2:52:15 on the Chicago Marathon in 1998. Hitchings’s report was damaged on the 2022 London Marathon when Australia’s Krisha Stanton ran 2:48:06. Stanton, 56, didn’t compete within the 2023 race.

Hitchings appears to be getting sooner with age–this was the quickest marathon time of her profession. She was additionally the second American lady to cross the end line.

Within the lead-up to her London Marathon, Hitchings positioned third on the USATF 10 Mile Masters Championships in her hometown of Sacramento, ending seconds shy of her American W55+ masters report time (62:03).

She received the W55-59 age class on the London Marathon by 13 minutes and cut up 1:21:36 on the midway mark for a mean tempo of three:50/km. Whenever you put her new report time via an age-grade calculator, it yields an age-graded time of two:10:00 (4 minutes underneath the world report!).

On July 1, Hitchings will depart the 55-59 class and be a part of the 60 to 64 age group–so we are able to doubtless look ahead to seeing her break extra age-group world information. Based on her Instagram, Hitchings is a operating coach for adults and highschool college students



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