Record-setting runner and “Ultra-Geezer” Gene Dykes seems to defy nature by running faster the older he gets. While at the Health Sciences Complex, Dykes underwent several performance tests measuring his maximal aerobic capacity, lactate threshold, running economy and body composition.

The New England Journal of Medicine recently featured University of Delaware’s Bill Farquhar and other researchers from UD and Mayo Clinic in providing details about the physiological profile of the 71-year-old marathoner from Pennsylvania.

Read more about Dykes and his performance results: https://www.udel.edu/…/senior-marathon-runner-research-new…/