It’s never too late to get started

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.”

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1 Response to It’s never too late to get started

  1. bgddyjim says:

    Absolutely more impressive at 25. My aunt cycled into her 90’s, she died at 101… To set a world record at 95, you’re going against a field of what, 25? Attrition takes care of all of the competition. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still AWESOME, but let’s just say there’s a lot more competition at 25 – like everybody.

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