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  • Working plumber age, 101 years old, to run London Marathon

    WOW...just WOW...next time one of the young guys at work call off sick...show them this ....the man is 101 yrs old...still working as a plumber....and running marathons...

    Man, 101, to run London Marathon

    Buster is counting down to the London Marathon on 13 April

    A 101-year-old man has his sights on the London Marathon in a bid to become the world's oldest competitive runner.
    Working plumber Buster Martin ran Sunday's Roding Valley half marathon in Essex in five hours 13 minutes, and is now focusing on London's 26-mile event.
    On finishing the run, the first words of the ex-member of rock band The Zimmers were: "Where's my beer?"
    Mr Martin, who has 17 children, started work at Pimlico Plumbers in London three years ago because he was bored.
    He drank a tankard of ale before signing autographs and chatting to fans near the finish line of the Essex race.
    'A revelation'
    Charlie Mullins, managing director of Pimlico Plumbers, said he was "amazed" when Mr Martin appeared at work on Monday morning after his exertions.
    He said: "I was amazed and delighted, he turned up on time and set to work polishing the vans. He's a revelation."
    Mr Martin's trainer is marathon enthusiast Harmander Singh, who helped Fauja Singh, 96, break the London marathon record for the over-90s. Buster, who lives in London, made headlines last year when he signed up as an agony uncle for men's magazine FHM, offering guidance to a younger generation. He also found fame when The Zimmers, who had a combined age of more than 3,000 years, scored a hit single last year with a cover of The Who's My Generation.


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7275861.stm

  • #2
    Re: Working plumber age, 101 years old, to run London Marathon

    Here is some more info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buster_Martin
    THE GLASS IS ALWAYS HALF FULL

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    • #3
      Re: Working plumber age, 101 years old, to run London Marathon

      He sure doesn't look 101 years old.
      Anyone can tear a man down, few can build one up.

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      • #4
        Re: Working plumber age, 101 years old, to run London Marathon

        Originally posted by Tyman View Post
        He sure doesn't look 101 years old.
        Ya, talk about good genes.
        THE GLASS IS ALWAYS HALF FULL

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        • #5
          Re: Working plumber age, 101 years old, to run London Marathon

          Man how would u feel some 101 yr old dude out working u at work...talk about busting ur ego...

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          • #6
            Re: Working plumber age, 101 years old, to run London Marathon

            Something's wrong here. I've worked at a retirement home. People at 101 aren't running 13 miles in 5 hours. I think the numbers are fudged somewhere since he's an orphan and records are probably lost.
            Buy cheap, buy twice.

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            • #7
              Re: Working plumber age, 101 years old, to run London Marathon

              He looks like he just got into his seventies.

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              • #8
                Re: Working plumber age, 101 years old, to run London Marathon

                I see Rick finally posted an updated picture of himself

                The beards gotta go Rick
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                • #9
                  Re: Working plumber age, 101 years old, to run London Marathon

                  the Zimmers ROCK!!!

                  also, never let facts get in the way of a good story

                  steve
                  In the never ending struggle to keep the water flowing.... The Poo Poo Cowboy rides again!!!

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