Yuko Gordon breaks UK masters marathon record

Jane McGuire
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Photo credit: Mark Easton
Photo credit: Mark Easton

From Runner's World

  • Yuko Gordon has broken the UK Masters marathon record. The 70-year-old ran the Dorney Lake marathon in 3:29:01, which took six minutes off Angela Copson鈥檚 national record of 3:35:11.

Yuko Gordon broke the UK masters marathon record at the Dorney Lake marathon last weekend, crossing the finish line in 3:35:11. Gordon crossed the halfway mark in 1:43:07, on the fast, flat route in Dorney, near her home in Windsor.

The previous national record of 3:35:11 was set by Angela Copson in London in 2017.

Gordon took part in the first-ever Olympic women's marathon 37 years ago, representing Hong Kong. She holds a marathon personal best of 2:38:32, set in 1987 in Hong Kong.

In the Berlin Marathon in 2019, Gordon ran 3:19:27 to rank third-all time in the UK W65 lists. Her run was a world age-68 record and put her in the record books as the oldest woman to break 3:20 in the marathon distance.

Some seriously impressive running!

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