Touching tribute to distance legend Ed Whitlock at Toronto Marathon

Ed smiled before, during and after races.

Ed Whitlock owned the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, setting many records there. His death in March at age 86 brought the streak to an end. But he still was present for Sunday’s race — via a tribute video shown on Canadian TV. Here’s what Canadian Running Magazine, which posted the video, said of our old friend: “A tribute to Ed Whitlock, who passed away in March 2017 at the age of 86, for the 2017 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, an event that he helped propel to international recognition with his multitude of age-group marathon world records, including his final 42.2K in 2016, a stunning 3:56:38 at 85. #RememberingEd

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October 23, 2017

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  1. ventsi - October 23, 2017

    Thank you for posting this, Ken.
    Ed really deserves this tribute.
    Many of us miss this incredible athlete and person.

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