By The Numbers
54, MORETON- IN- MARSH, MARATHON RECORD BREAKER
Steve Edwards has 700 sub-3:00 marathon finishes…so far
AFTER HIS first marathon, which he ran when he was 18, Steve Edwards vowed ‘never again.’ He spoke far too soon. He has now completed 780 26.2 milers and in April, on finishing the London Marathon in 3:14:40, became the first person to achieve 700 official sub-3.30 times. Steve now hopes to nab the record for 800 marathons in the fastest average finish time, at the Birmingham International Marathon in October. ‘I can’t imagine a time when I’ll stop pursuing these records,’ he says.