AT AGE 100 RUNNING A MARATHON
LONG DISTANCE RUNNERS NEARING AGE 100
Ernest Van Leeuwen ran the Los Angeles Marathon at 93 (2006).
Pierre Jean Martin ran the London Marathon at 94 (2008).
Fauja Singh is planning to finish the NYC marathon this year to break the Guinness World Record as the oldest male marathon runner ever He is 98 and going on 99. If he continues his streak to age 100, he will win a $100,000 prize at the NYC event.
A SMALL BUNCH
Usually a dozen or so marathoners are in their 70’s and less are older.
Oldest Man: Dimitrion Yordanidis, age 98, in Athens (1976) 7 hours 33.
Oldest Woman: Jenny Wood-Allen, age of 90, in London (2002) 11 hours 34.
Fastest Octogenarian: Robert Horman of Australia, age 80 in Brisban (1998) 3 hours 39:18.
It’s always been my dream to run the NYC marathon at a ripe age of 100. I ran this stretch four times when I was a little younger. Maybe such a feat could help illustrate to others some of the healing ideas I claim to know. The fact is that my wild theories do work to both suppress normal aging and reverse illnesses. While I personally would like to inspire others, it looks like I won’t be the first to do so by the year 2050. Let me vicariously experience it.
GO FAUJA! I am rooting for you.
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