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At least there is one Marathon runner we can admire

Marathon's no sweat if you stop for a pint and a fag halfway, says Buster (aged 101) - Scotsman.com News

"I'll do what I always do and have a pint and a fag. People ask what's my secret but I haven't got one. They say fags and booze are bad for you – but I'm still here, aren't I?"

Expected to complete the race in 12 hours, he was well on target at the 13-mile mark, where he stopped for a beer, cigarette and some homemade sandwiches.


Marathon man, 'Buster' Martin, may be up to some old tricks - Times Online
He finished the race in slightly more than ten hours; his exact time will not be known until later date because the tracking system which monitors runners’ results was removed at 7pm, some 45 minutes before he crossed the finishing line.

Now that is what you call a proper sportsman... though the hacks at The Times are accusing him of fakery - "Mr Martin is a mere spring chicken of just 94....‘Buster’ Martin ‘likes to tell stories’." And so what? Far better than crapping in the gutter like Paula Radcliffe in front of the cameras and being the darling of the media.

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I hope what Buster Martin say's is true....its great that the human race is doing remarkable things as we get older as I ran my last 36th Marathon around 65 years old...uly

I hope what Buster Martin say's is true....its great that the human race is doing remarkable things as we get older as I ran my last 36th Marathon around 65 years old...uly

I hope what Buster Martin say's is true....its great that the human race is doing remarkable things as we get older as I ran my last 36th Marathon around 65 years old...uly

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