Is there a correlation with age and ultramarathon runners?

By James Reid

I recently read an article about the connection between age and ultramarathon running that I found interesting.

It stated that researchers were able to determine that the peak age for a 100km ultramarathon is 39-40 years old, for both men and women.

Which I felt was good news for me, as I’m a few years off that. However, then I read further and it stated that the fastest times recorded between 1960 and 2012 found that peak times were achieved at 35 years of age.

So I am taking this to mean that when I last competed in the North face 100, that result is the best I can expect!

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