50 years? 60? Maybe 75 years old is too old to run.
At the Toronto Marathon on October 16, 100 year Fauja Singh made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest runner to have completed a marathon. And he started at age 89! I had the honour of running in that race and I can tell you seeing him running was massively inspiring. Read his amazing story here: Centurian Marathoner Fauja Singh.
And also on October 16 at the Atlantic City Marathon, older runners proved that age is no barrier to running. 71 year old Andrew Kotulski, a marathon maniac summed it with this, “The body is an interesting thing…you don’t know what it can do until you try”. He was just one of many ‘seasoned runners’ proving that age is not a barrier. Read about the Determined Atlantic City Marathoners.
And of course let’s not forgot our own Reggae Marathon age-is-not-a-barrier champions Roy Thomas, Cecile Bordato, Girlyn Nelson and Burt Carlson. I had the pleasure of spending s
ome time talking and socializing with Burt at last year’s Reggae Marathon and was moved by his humility. In the photo below that’s Cecile, 70 on the right and Girlyn, 71 on the left.
Reggae Marathon's 'Ask Dan', Dan Cumming uses the phrase, “Seasoned Runners“. I like that. What these ‘seasoned runners’ can teach us ‘younger runners’ is that it is just about the running…one step at a time. Good advice to keep running…and to deal with life. Show us the way Dan, Burt, Cecile, Girlyn and Roy.
Until next time…
Reggae Marathon RunninGuy