A 9-year old from Melrose, Massachusetts set a new Age-spefic half marathon record recently. The young man, Caleb Barnes, had to convince his parents that he is ready to do a Half Marathon. They wanted to get the okay from his pediatrician. (They did.) Then they had to find a race that didn’t have an age minimum – he found and ran the Cambridge Half Marathon on the 13th of November.
He finished the race in 378th place (the race had 4,560 participants) in a time of 1hr34min44sec (a 7:14 min/mile pace).
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