Gene Dykes bows out of Scotiabank Toronto record attempt

September 22nd, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Fans were hoping to see the American attempt to break Ed Whitlock’s M70 record at STWM, but a lingering illness has taken him out of contention


Gene Dykes attempts a 100-miler, five weeks after breaking his shoulder blade

July 29th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

The #ultrageezer, who broke Ed Whitlock’s M70 marathon record on an unsanctioned course in January, will likely try for the official record in Toronto at STWM in October


Frank Meza DQ’d from LA Marathon

July 2nd, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

The retired doctor maintains he’s innocent. Meanwhile, Gene Dykes is injured and unlikely to contest the M70 record again this year


71-year-old Swede completes his seventh run across US

June 6th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

With three and a half days left in his cross-America quest, Björn Suneson of Stockholm reconnected with his friend and sometime rival Gene Dykes over coffee in Pennsylvania


70-year-old marathoner accused of course-cutting

June 5th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

There have been multiple near misses in attempts to break Ed Whitlock’s M70 marathon world record


Gene Dykes and Michael Wardian finish strong at Big Sur International Marathon

April 28th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Two monsters of the American age group scene conquer Big Sur two weeks after the Boston Marathon


Gene Dykes breaks his own Boston course record

April 16th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Dykes’ advice on running fast into your later years


How to avoid injury as a masters athlete

January 3rd, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Ways to avoid injury and keep running fast as a masters athlete


Gene Dykes’ M70 record invalid, Whitlock’s stands

December 24th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Due to the Jacksonville Marathon not being a USATF-sanctioned event, Gene Dykes’ M70 marathon record cannot be ratified


Gene Dykes reveals his secret to breaking world records at 70

December 21st, 2018 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Dykes’ recommendation? “Just run.”


Meet Gene Dykes, the 70-year-old who ran sub-3 at STWM 2018

October 22nd, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Gene Dykes of Philadelphia didn’t break Ed Whitlock’s age-group record at STWM yesterday, but he’s still the only other 70-year-old marathoner in the world to go sub-3


Age grading: how masters runners level the playing field

July 19th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Age grading gives us a way to appreciate just how good the extraordinary performances by seniors really are