As I previously posted Buster Martin finished his first half marathon in March and was 101!!!
He said his time would have been faster but he stopped for a puff and a pint along the way....you gotta love that! My Kind of Man for Sure...
Buster then decided he would run his first ever marathon and picked the Flora London Marathon, in London, England on Sunday.
I got up extra early on Sunday morning so I could watch part of the marathon (well the results at the splits) before I headed off for my run. When I got back I couldn't find anything about Buster and his run, so I thought, well that's great at least he didn't pass away!!
So I get a post from my photogfriend Babooshka that indeed he did race, he did finish and of course had a puff and a pint to celebrate.....
Well, granted Buster ran the marathon, heck, he even finished BUT instead of the reported age of 101, he's ONLY 94!!!
Yup, he fibbed...he told a lie and he was supported in his lie by his employers to get some free publicity. As reported in The Mail on Sunday Darn them!!!
Here I thought I'd not only found the man of my dreams, but one who wouldn't lie to me....
Well, back to the drawing board for me...
but as was commented in The Mail;
"So if Buster has been busted, and he's only 94, then could the people from Guinness tell us, who really is the oldest person to complete the London Marathon?- Scarr, Dublin
Okay Guinness, who is the oldest person to complete the London Marathon if it wasn't my man Buster??? **
(hey, maybe he meant the Beer Guinness not the World Book of Guinness)
Lifes' fun if you don't weaken, oh and
CONGRATULATIONS BUSTER, NO MATTER WHAT YOUR AGE, YOU ROCK!
** Buster eventually finished the course in just over ten hours.
Guinness World Records lists the oldest man to complete a marathon as the Greek runner Dimitrion Yordanidis, aged 98, in Athens in 1976. He finished in seven hours 33 minutes.
The oldest woman to complete a marathon listed by Guinness World Records was Jenny Wood-Allen who completed the London Marathon at the age of 90 in 2002. She finished in 11 hours and 34 minutes.