At the fifth annual Grant-Pierce Indoor Marathon & 50 Kilometer on the track at Thomas Jefferson Community Center on June 29, two Arlington distance runners added records to their already-extensive resumes.
Chuck Engle, 43, set a world masters record of 2:43:49, the fastest indoor marathon ever run by a man over 40. The old masters record of 2:44:58.7 was set by Uwe Laenger of Germany, then 45, in 2013.
Engle owns the world record for the most sub-3-hour marathons, 312 as of the June 29 race.
Arlington’s Jay Jacob Wind, 64, broke his own American record for men 60-and-over at the indoor 50-kilometer distance, running 4:23:45. He set the previous record of 4:34:14 at this same race in 2013. Wind has completed 158 lifetime marathons.
Also at the event,
Kristen Jaremback, 34, of Washington D.C. ran 3:25:28 to finish first among women in the marathon, then continued to 50- kilometers in 4:03:43, an American women’s record, and sixth on the all-time women’s world list at www.arrs.net/AllTime/AL_I50K.htm
The race had 43 starters and 40 finishers, including eight who continued past 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers, 211 laps) to finish 31.1 miles (50 kilometers, 250 laps).