95-Year-Old Charles Eugster Breaks 200m Running Record
Retired dentist Charles Eugster has broken the indoor 200m world record in the over-95 age group. The 95-year-old finished the lap in an impressive 55.38 seconds, beating previous record breaker Orville Rogers, who set the record at 57.88 seconds in 2013, by a considerable margin.
Dubbed “the world’s fittest pensioner” by the Telegraph, Charles Eugster is no stranger to remarkable physical achievements. Only the day before this triumph, he set a British record for the 60m run. He is also a World Masters Rowing gold medallist, an international decathlete and Swiss national fitness champion.
The elderly athlete joined a bodybuilding club at the age of 87 and has maintained a strict exercise routine ever since in his determination to stay as fit as possible. He takes parts in various sports, has a healthy, fruit-filled diet and drinks protein supplements after exercise.
“Successful ageing requires work, diet and exercise,” Eugster says on his website. “The huge mental and physical potential of the aged remains unexplored. Bodies can now be rebuilt at any age and a new life started.”