News : The first hexagenary that goes down from 3h in marathon


News :

The first hexagenary that goes down from 3h in marathon


Mariko Yugeta, World Record of her age in marathon
Mariko Yugeta, World Record of her age in marathon

We are increasingly clear that the age limits are what you want to put yourself. Obviously, our body weakens, joints, muscles, etc., but with good training and discipline we can be capable of almost anything, even if our ID reminds us year after year that we are getting older. The last sample of this ‘elixir of eternal youth’ has been offered to us by Mariko Yugeta, Japanese hexagenary athlete who recently became the first woman in history with 60 years or more to lose three hours in marathon (2:59:15, 2:59:11 net).

Break the molds in Shimonoseki

It was in a marathon in the Japanese town of Shimonoseki and there he achieved the "vitola" of legend by achieving true barbarity taking into account his 61 years. Further, Yugeta approached his personal brand, which he achieved at age 58 (started running quite late) stopping the clock at 2:58:15. In the attached video that accompanies these lines you can see how Yugeta (many would sign with closed eyes to reach 60 with this aspect and fitness) is trained as one more on the track of Kawagoe, in Saitama Prefecture .

In this report of a Japanese television, Mariko shows how she gives several indications to a few kids under 20 who work on the same track as her. Feel the respect that a person who is capable of making such marks deserves at such an advanced age. Yugeta tells how she takes care to keep fit and how her family sees having that "super mother" able to mark those records. "I still haven't reached my goal," he says.

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