Talk:Ed Whitlock

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"if age-graded this time is equivalent to a 20-year-old running 2:03.57 and to 2010 was the fastest marathon ever run.": This statement in the New York Times article is wrong, the author did not understand how age-grading works. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.169.144.170 (talk) 18:06, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Well, I just ran his marathon time through several online age-grading web sites and these concur with the Times. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 205.57.48.9 (talk) 12:24, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Corrections needed[edit]

I am not sure if I am following the correct protocol, I'm not an expert.

I have a couple of concerns about the edit you did to the page for Ed whitlock recently.

1. For the the M65 marathon record you have selected my best time for that age group correctly but then that appears on the page as a world record, which is incorrect, the record holder is Derek Turnbull 2:41:57.

2. You list my recent time for 1 mile on the track M85 as a world record. While this time is superior to the existing record it has not been ratified. As a general principle I don't think records should be attributed on Wikipedia until they are ratified and particularly in this case as there is considerable doubt it will be accepted because of track certification issues. I have greater confidence that another mile race I ran 3 days later will be accepted although in a slightly slower time.

I appreciate what I think must have taken a fair bit of time to do the edit.

Ed 04:00, 20 June 2016 (UTC)366EWBW (talk)

Hi Ed, I went more carefully through the 1-year records and removed a few that I wrongly listed as 5-year records. I also put a note by your new mile record that it wasn't ratified yet. If there are other errors I appreciate if you note them. I imagine the issue of world records is also troublesome to update because eventually many of your records will be broken, but they were still records for you when you made them, so you'd almost need to document things like by end dates, like WR2006-2014, if someone beat a record in say 2015? But that "history" is lost by a simple list of current world records. Tom Ruen (talk) 15:49, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Again Tom I'm not sure if I am doing this right, if not my apologies. In your latest edit to my page you have put my recent 5000m in as a road record it was in fact on the track. The performance will need WMA ratification before it is official, similar to the mile. I think it is best to wait until the records are ratified before posting but if you think otherwise I'm OK with that as long as it is noted as pending.

Ed — Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.231.218.46 (talk) 04:18, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi Ed, thanks for the note. I moved it to the outdoor track listing, and marked it as not ratified yet. Tom Ruen (talk) 15:20, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

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