95-year-old man broke the indoor running record at the British Masters Championships
Nirapad News : A 95-year-old man ran the 200 metres in a record-breaking 55.48 seconds – then celebrated with a nap in his hotel room.
Dr Charles Eugster broke the indoor running record at the British Masters Championships.
Over-95s champ Dr Eugster took just under three times as long as Usain Bolt’s 19.19 seconds best.
He ran the 200m in 55.48 in the over 95 category.
London-born Charles, who only started racing last year, also set a 60m British record of 15.32 seconds at the indoor British Masters at Lee Valley on Saturday.
He said: “It proves you can set challenges and goals at any age and achieve them.”
Shattered by his efforts he returned to his Premier Inn in London’s West End for a well-deserved snooze.
His proud coach Sylvia Gattiker said: “I am so proud of him.
“He only started running competitively last year and he has broke all these records.
“He celebrated by having a sleep.
“It was a fantastic achievement.”
Dr Eugster, a Londoner, now lives in Zurich, Switzerland.
He is also the reigning British Masters outdoor record holder at 100m and 200m.
This new world record came after he added the British Indoor and over 95 60m title on Saturday in a British record time of 15.32 seconds.
Eugster’s tally of British records has now risen to five and compliments his 40 World Masters Rowing Gold medals.