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95-year-old sets world indoor 200m record

A 95-year-old has achieved something men half his age may struggle to do.

Dr Charles Eugster has, just five years shy of his centenary, set a new age group world record for the 200m sprint.

The retired dentist was running in the British Masters Indoor Championships on March 8 when he set a blazing time of 55.48 seconds reported The Telegraph. 

Pretty impressive for someone who has lived through both World War I and World War II.

We'll let that one sink in for a moment and add this fact. The good doctor is actually older than sliced bread.

A video of his world record feat was posted YouTube by the Silver Grey Sports Club, a website promoting active living for people above 50.

The previous record of 57.88 seconds was set by Mr Orville Rogers from the US in 2013.

In true age defying form, Dr Eugster announced his feat on both his Twitter account and Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

Incredibly, Dr Eugster only started exercising regularly when he was 85 after a self-declared bout of late-life crisis reported The Telegraph.

He said he hoped the exercise would stop him ageing.

"It was pure vanity really, I looked a mess and I was having a late-life crisis My body was degenerating," he said.

If only all acts of vanity lead to breaking World Records.

 

Source: The Telegraph, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook 

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