On Saturday, September 9, Jaden Merrick ran the Park to Park half marathon in Cedar Falls in a total time of 1:30:41 seconds. On Sunday, September 17, he ran a 10 mile run in Des Moines in a total time of 1:11:24. Those times are impressive. What's even more impressive is that Merrick is 9 years old, and both races were world record setting runs.
"It went great. Yeah, it took quite a bit of training," he says.
In 2014, Merrick set a world record for the fastest 5K by a 6 year old. In 2015, he set another world record for fastest half marathon by a 7 year old.