Athletes honoured by British Athletics Writers’ Association in London on Friday
Charles Eugster breaks world M95 200m recordMarch 9, 2015
Record-breaking 95-year-old runs 55.48 at Lee Valley where he also beat the UK over-90 60m record by three seconds
Charles Eugster broke the world over-95 indoor 200m record at the British Masters Indoor Championships this weekend, clocking 55.48 to take more than two seconds off the mark set by American Orville Rogers in 2013.
The 95-year-old also ran 15.32 to beat the UK over-90 60m record by three seconds at Lee Valley.
Eugster later took to Facebook to share the news of his world record and thank those who have helped him to achieve it.
“I have just broken the M95 World Record at 200m indoors!” he wrote. “55.38 seconds – I’m over the moon… Thank you to everyone who has helped me achieve this.”
Silver Grey Sports Club captured Eugster’s world record on camera:
Last year Eugster spoke with AW ‘s editor and shared the secrets of his success. Read about them here.
» Video via Silver Grey Sports Club