Episode 472: Jenny Hitchings – Breaking Age Group American and World Records at 59

Jenny Hitchings broke an age group world record at 59 years old at the London Marathon this year running 2:45:27 which is a world record for the 55-59 age group. She placed 25th for women in a crowd of 48,000 runners. 

Jenny lives in Sacramento where she is a running coach and a middle school cross country coach. She has several age group American records. She runs for Rabbit. 

In this episode, we talk about running to your fullest potential regardless of your age and how she stays strong and confident. I love hearing how she is chasing her dreams!

What we talked about:

5:30- Turning 60

12:50- Jenny’s running career

16:00- Redefining age in sport

19:20- Jenny’s experience with menopause

25:20- Satisfaction in the sport and chasing age group records

36:25- Her family’s support of her running

33:00- Injury prevention

41:30- Strength training

48:30- The athletes that she coaches

54:30- Passions outside of running

57:00- The club that she coaches

1:02:30- End of podcast questions

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