Japanese Mariko Yugeta, 61, is the first woman to run 3 hours marathon for her age group clocking 2:59:15

Japanese Mariko Yukita (from Saitama, 61 year-old) achieved the first sub-three hour marathon in the world with a runner over 60 years old.

Recorded 2 hours 59 minutes 15 seconds at the Shimonoseki Kaikyo Marathon  held on November 3, a great achievement that greatly shortened the world record 3 hours 2 minutes 50 seconds over the age of 60.

When reporters visited the fastest queen's house, she was challenging the time trial of the active high school athletic club.

Yugeta said her daily routine includes 3 minutes standing on an inclined board every morning while brushing her teeth, and that she believes she can run 2:57.

This was her 99th marathon.

posted Wednesday November 27th