Maureen Wilton

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Maureen "Moe" Wilton (born November 30, 1953) is a former Canadian long-distance runner who is well recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations as having set a world best in the marathon on May 6, 1967 with a time of 3:15:23 in Toronto, Canada.[1][nb 1] Wilton, who started running when she was nine years old, was 13 when she set the mark. [5]

Wilton was coached by Thian "Sy" Mah.[5] Mah would complete his first marathon that day, then go on to set a Guinness World Records mark for the most lifetime marathons.[5][6] Invited by Mah, Kathrine Switzer also ran the marathon that day - only sixteen days after her historic run at the Boston Marathon.[5] Wilton reportedly told Switzer that she was interested in The Monkees more than running.[5]

Wilton stopped running at the age of 17.[5] As an adult, Wilton works in the financial industry, has two children, and is married (now known as Maureen Mancuso).[5] Only when her daughter began competitive running did Wilton take up the sport again. She and Switzer ran another marathon together in Toronto in 2010, the reunion documented by John Chipman in a CBC Radio documentary entitled "Did my Mom ever Run?"

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Association of Road Racing Statisticians notes her official time as 3:15:22.8[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "12th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Berlin 2009." (pdf). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2009. p. 653. Retrieved December 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Marathon List for 1967". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved December 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ "World Marathon Rankings for 1967". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved December 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ "World Best Progressions- Road". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved December 26, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Sutcliffe, Mark (November 2009). "The Pioneer". iRun. Retrieved December 26, 2010. 
  6. ^ http://www.halhigdon.com/books/Marabook/Marabook2.htm

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Records
Preceded by
New Zealand Mildred Sampson
Women's Marathon World Record Holder
May 6, 1967 – September 16, 1967
Succeeded by
West Germany Anni Pede-Erdkamp