Jenny Hitchings took advantage of great racing conditions to run a 2:50:36 at the NYC Marathon and break S. Rae Baymiller’s 21 year old F55-59 American Record of 2:52:14. Not only did Hitchings set an age-group AR but achieved an Age-Graded mark of 97.57% which was tops in the race and puts her 7th on the all-time US Women’s Marathon Age-Graded list. An incredible achievement especially considering the hilly New York course.
Abdi Abdirahman (first Master, 2nd age-grade) also set a new US M40-44 record of 2:11:34 at age 42. Abdi’s time was good enough for Age-Graded mark of 97.52% and landed him third on the all-time US Men’s Marathon Age-Graded list.