Ed Whitlock, 85, is a new world record holder after the English-born Canadian finished the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in under four hours last Sunday. He ran the fastest in the 85-90 years age category.Whitlock ran the marathon in 3 hours, 56 minutes — smashing the previous record of 4 hours, 34 minutes. Whitlock is known as “The Master,” and certainly lives up to his name.The singlet he ran in is 30 years old, while his sneakers are 15 years old. “They’re well-aged,” he joked in a post-race press conference.He did not race last year due to problems with his knees. “Somehow on occasion I get running in a long groove and they flare up and start to hurt,” he said. “The only thing I can do that seems to get rid of it is to take a rest.”Whether he’ll be able to break his own record, Whitlock is uncertain. “I don’t want to disgrace myself, I suppose,” he said, laughing. Seeing as he currently holds 36 world records, disgrace is not at all likely.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Glo premier league Leaders SC Medeama were demolished 4-0 by Tema Youth at the Tema Stadium on Sunday. Champions Asante Kotoko shared the spoils against Liberty at the Baba Yara Stadium. Hearts needed a penalty to beat King Faisal on the return of the Ghana Premier League on Sunday.FT: Kotoko 3-3 Liberty ProfessionalsFT: Hearts 1-0 King FaisalFT: TeMa Youth 4-0 MedeamaFT: Ebusua Dwarfs 2-0 Aduana StarsFT: Berekum Chelsea 0-0 Ashantigold FT: All Stars 1-0 Heart of LionsFT: New Edubiase 1-0 Berekum Arsenals (Saturday)FT: Real Tamale United 1-3 Amidaus Professionals (Saturday)
Arsenal are in advanced talks with Real Madrid in the hope of sealing a late move for Mesut Ozil before Monday night’s transfer deadline.Ozil has fallen down the pecking order at Madrid, and will likely fall even further after Bale’s world-record €100m move to the club.The Gunners are reportedly offering a club-record €47-million for the German star’s signature, but are facing opposition from Paris St-Germain.The 24-year-old playmaker, who has created 87 assists in the last three seasons, is said to prefer the north London club.Ozil would be one of at least three signings Wenger is hoping to seal on deadline day after a frustrating transfer window for the club, with bids for Luis Suarez, Gonzalo Higuain, Wayne Rooney, Karim Benzema and Angel di Maria all unsuccessful.Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Vivano is currently discussing personal terms to join the Gunners on a season-long loan, and undergoing a medical. But Wenger is also working on a third deal, most likely a proven striker.