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A 95-year-old woman sets a record for Canada’s 5K age group

In her first road race Les Jeanne Fair HeadA 95-year-old runner from Ottawa made history on Saturday at Ottawa Race Weekend 5K. Fair Head set a national record for women over the age of 95 at 58:52 over five kilometers.

Fair Head set a new Canadian record in her age group, but she was second in the category over 80 years old.She was beaten at the age of 80 Marie Mullary Of Ottawa who recorded a speedy 5K at 48:01. Mullally’s time is 20 minutes before the 80 + 5K record set by. Alice Call 2015 in Montreal (28:38).

Fair Head was honored by the announcer for her attempts and achievements before and after the race. She was also the oldest participant in the entire 2022 Ottawa Race Weekend.

Ottawa Race Weekend Runner.Photo: Remi Terio

Her time was just a few minutes shy for over 95 world records for a 55:48 woman set by an American. Betty Lindberg At the Atlanta Peach Tree 5K in February.Lindbergh broke the previous record of 1:28:36 set by a 96-year-old American in 2017. Betty Ashley..

Fairhead has raised funds for Perley Health, a community care project that runs 5K to help older people live their lives to the fullest.You can contribute to her fundraising here.

She can now call herself the second fastest woman over the age of 95 in the world.



A 95-year-old woman sets a record for Canada’s 5K age group

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