Canadian Marathon Legend Loses Battle With Prostate Cancer

Eighty-six-year-old Ed Whitlock was a marathon legend. The Canadian was the first man in his age group to run a sub-three-hour marathon at 73 and a sub-four-hour marathon at 85, beating his previous record-holder by 28 minutes. MORE: Find out about cryotherapy treatment for prostate cancer. Sadly, as reported in Runner's World, the veteran athlete and regular record-breaker died a few weeks ago in a Toronto hospital following a short battle with prostate cancer. Whitlock was born in the U.K. and moved to Canada after university. Despite having arthritis, numerous injuries and bad knees, he ignored his doctors' advice to give up the sport and contin
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