Is it more impressive to set a world record at 25 — or 95?
Retired dentist Charles Eugster didn’t have an athletic background when he started working out … at age 85. The British-born Swiss citizen took up running and rowing to lose weight and build muscle, later adding weight lifting and a personal trainer to his routine.
The cool thing is not so much that he keeps winning various athletic competitions, but that he keeps pushing the envelop on what he can accomplish.
“There is very little information about training methods, diets or parameters for the healthy aged above 70,” Eugster says. “This means we are exploring an unknown field.”