Man, 101, to run London Marathon

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    BBC.

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  2. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    101, runs marathons and has 17 kids... Now that is a full life.

    Total respect from me.
     
  3. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Respect indeed. Doesn't look a day over 100 either.
     
  4. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Hey, this is the same Buster who was attacked by a couple of muggers last year and ended up kicking their ass! There's no stopping this guy! Go Buster!


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    When I grow up, I want to be just like Buster.
     
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    Given that he has 17 children, I'd suggest not.
     
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    With his stamina, he's probably expecting an 18th child right now. BAM!
     
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    There's always that guy. Doesn't look to the left, doesn't look to the right. A little stooped. Very wrinkly. You pass him at mile two. He passes you at mile 23. This is the way of things, grasshoppers.
     
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    That's actually extremely encouraging... If I train every day the rest of my life I might finish a marathon by the time I'm 101, too...at least now I know it's possible... :p


    Actually, those old, stringy geezers can be extremely tough... quite a few of them (ok, not in their 100's, but many probably far up in their 70's) tend to breeze past me when I at my full speed going up and over the mountains around Bergen. In fact, it can be extremely demoralising at times... :eek:
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I feel that way about the Boston Marathon. As long a I can more or less maintain my current running ability without decline for thirty years or so, I should be able to run Boston in my sixties. :eek: :(
     
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    Two years ago I was watching Chicago, a course known for its iron grate bridge crossings and I saw a couple of guys in the top 200-300 runners barefoot!

    A buddy of mine was running Milwaukee a couple years back and spent a mile or two talking with an ~70 year old man who was already on his 12th marathon of the year and doing another one the next weekend.

    While I was running Madison last year, I passed a guy early on who looked like he was really dogging it. He told me that he ran a marathon the day before in Michigan. I told him my congratulations and continued on my merry way. Around mile 23 that same guy passed me! I ended up finishing ~3:17.


    I don't know how some people do it.
     
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    And if I keep going too, we both might beat QCASSIDY, TWOOD, ZIWI, RICKVANR, etc.
    We need that bloke for the MacRumors 25,000 Mile challenge
     
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    101-year-old man runs 13 mile marathon and then stops for a beer and a cigarette.

    He looks 70 to me but he is 101. Buster Martin is an unlikely candidate to set a marathon record. He drinks beer, smokes cigarettes and stays out late.
    But Martin expects to shatter, or at least ease past, the record next month when he runs London's marathon. And he is counting on having a beer at the finish line.
    He smokes, drinks, stays out late, which is probably why he is still alive," said Charlie Mullins, the managing director of the plumbing company where Martin cleans vans.

    And Martin likes running, "but not as much as I like my beer," he added.

    Martin is also the father of 17 children, which also doesn't impress him. "Pity I didn't have anymore kids," he said with a sigh.

    Is drinking and smoking the fountain of youth?
     
  18. bov macrumors 6502

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    hahhaha thats pretty awesome. i wouldnt mind having his genes
     
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    Given the number of kids he's fathered, you very well might. ;)
     
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    haha. yeah we do need him for the 25,000. and we need everyone in this thread also
     
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