Who Is the Oldest Runner in This Year’s Marathon?

Garth Barfoot, 87, Is the Oldest Runner in the New York City Marathon

Nov 05, 2023 by NYT > New York

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  • Advertisement SKIP ADVERTISEMENT GARTH BARFOOT, 87, IS THE OLDEST RUNNER IN THE NEW YORK CITY MARATHON Barfoot, of New Zealand, says he has run dozens of marathons, but this is his first time running New York’s.
  • “I’m getting decrepit by the hour,” said Garth Barfoot, who trained for the New York City marathon by running back and forth from his retirement home to a coffee shop
  • Credit...Natalie Keyssar for The New York Times * Nov. 5, 2023Updated 12:29 p.m. ET Garth Barfoot’s training regimen has been fairly straightforward: daily runs to his favorite coffee shop and back home.
  • The 87-year-old New Zealander, who lives in a suburb of Auckland, is the oldest participant at this year’s marathon.

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