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04 March 2008

This Old Brit To Run In London Marathon ...


Okay, now that the headline's caught your attention, we'll confess we've pulled a fast one.

You know, led you all right up the garden path.

Of course it's not 'This Old Brit '.

It's THIS (brilliant), old Brit.

It's none other than 101 year old Buster Martin.

Man, 101, to run London Marathon

Buster is counting down to the London Marathon on 13 April

A 101-year-old man has his sights on the London Marathon in a bid to become the world's oldest competitive runner.

Working plumber Buster Martin ran Sunday's Roding Valley half marathon in Essex in five hours 13 minutes, and is now focusing on London's 26-mile event.
And not only that, but ...

He also found fame when The Zimmers, who had a combined age of more than 3,000 years, scored a hit single last year. (Buster's on the drums in the centre.)
The bulldog breed or what?


Read the rest of the Buster report.


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Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

You made my day, Richard.
There's life in us old birds yet....
PS and you have (lemme guess) about forty years of training to catch up with Buster....

10:29 pm  
Blogger Twilight said...

Wow!! And 17 children!!

He's an example for us all! (Not the 17 children - it's a bit late for that.) :-)

12:13 am  
Anonymous phil said...

Ha! You headline did have me fooled ar first. What a guy, eh?

1:26 am  
Anonymous kiwi said...

At first glance I thought you'd lost it, Rick.

Seriously though, don't you think this old fellow has? I mean, talk about looking for trouble. All the same, I wish him great things.

9:48 am  

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