A 101-year-old British man is set to become the world's oldest competitive athlete

thecheers.org    2008-03-09 05:16:43    

Buster Martin - who has already run the Roding Valley half marathon in Essex in five hours 13 minutes - is now focusing on London's 26-mile event next month.
A 101-year-old British man is set to become the world's oldest competitive athlete by running in the London Marathon.

Buster Martin - who has already run the Roding Valley half marathon in Essex in five hours 13 minutes - is now focusing on London's 26-mile event next month.

When Buster - who has 17 children - finished his half-marathon, his first words were: "Where's my beer?" He has now hired marathon enthusiast Harmander Singh, who helped Fauja Singh, 96, break the London marathon record for the over-90s, to help him complete the gruelling race.


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