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Video: 95-Year-Old Athlete and Bodybuilder Sets New 200m World Record

Video: 95-Year-Old Athlete and Bodybuilder Sets New 200m World Record

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Charles Eugster, nicknamed the World's fittest OAP, set a new age World Record by running the indoor 200m in an impressive 55.48 seconds.

Mr Eugster, a retired dentist, is currently a competitive oarsman and bodybuilder. Yes I said it, a bodybuilder. The 95-year-old set the record (at relative ease) for his age group at Silver Grey Sports Club in London. He had the track to himself as he ran from lane 2.

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β€œIt was pure vanity, really. I looked a mess and I was having a late-life crisis. My body was degenerating. I thought: 'Who knows about muscles?’ So, when I was 87, I joined a bodybuilding club.”

His record knocked a massive 2.4 seconds off the previous record, held by American Orville Rogers back in March 2013. Having created history, the super-fit pensioner's first thoughts were to thank his supporters over Twitter.

Next time you think your not fit enough to go for a run or cycle, use this guy as inspiration.

Ciaran Cronin

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