Erlinda Biondik breaks 80 & 160km at age 80

Erlinda Biondik breaks 80 & 160km at age 80

All ages are submissive to ultramarathons! 82-year-old Erlinda Biondik from Canada has become the oldest woman to cover 50 and 100 miles (80 and 160 km). In May, she broke a six-day world record by reaching 403 kilometers in 144 hours at the 3 Days at the Fair ultra in New Jersey.

A few days after the record, Erlinda returned to training. In July, she will run the Sri Chinmoy 24-Hour Marathon and the famous Grand Canyon route. In September, he will try to set a record at Race for ages, an eight-hour handicap race for age categories.

The runner went to the record for two years. Due to covid restrictions, she first prepared in the hallway of her apartment and then began to run on the golf course near the house. Regardless of the weather, she leaves the house twice a day for many years in a row.

“I do a lot to keep in shape. I constantly do exercises for the muscles of the core, do yoga, consume a lot of carbohydrates and eat vegetables at every meal, ”the woman said.

When asked about her health, she always says that there are still many records ahead and she has no time to stop. Such optimism can only be envied!

Photo: Susie Kockerscheidt /

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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