There is an old saying which posits that you are “only as old as you feel.”
At Regency Nursing Centers, we know full well what this means. That’s because we have many, many Centenarians, in age only, who reside at our facilities in health and happiness!
This week, Charles Eugster lived up to his nickname as ‘the world’s fittest Old Aged Pensioner’ after smashing the Indoor 200m world record at the ripe old age of 95.
The retired dentist, racing in the over-95 age-group at the British Masters Indoor Championships meeting in London, ran the distance in 55.48seconds to beat the previous record, set in 2013, by 2.4seconds.
The elderly athlete set a pace that most people his age could only imagine and barely looked out of breath after he had crossed the finish line before celebrating his record breaking achievement.
A YouTube video of his race, posted by Silver Grey Sports Club, which supports over-50s taking part in extreme and adventure sports, has received over 200,000 views.
Eugster, who is also a competitive oarsman and bodybuilder, took to Twitter after his victory to express his delight and thank his supporters.