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Hidden Gem runner will be trying for a world record

A 66-year-old Lisle resident is attempting to break a record this weekend by running the fastest half marathon for his age group at Flossmoor’s Hidden Gem Half Marathon.

The record Dave Walters, a retired captain for United Airlines, is aiming to break Saturday stands at 1:23:50 for American men ages 65 to 69 years old. His recent training has indicated that he could break the record by more than a minute. Nonetheless, he said he’s pretty nervous in anticipation of the race.

“Any goal you set that you know you're close to breaking . . .

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