Olympic Torchbearer And World’s Oldest Triathlete, Arthur Gilbert, Completes 41st Triathlon

From Huffington Post:

SWNS_TRIATHLETE_04“Nonagenarian Arthur Gilbert successfully completed his 41st triathlon over the weekend (June 2012). At 91, the Briton is the world’s oldest triathlete, Burnham-On-Sea.com reports.

Gilbert took part in the Burnham Spring Triathlon in Somerset, England, on Sunday, where he completed a 500 m swim, followed by a 20 km bike ride and a 5 km run.

The super fit grandfather — who carried the Olympic torch last month — finished the event in less than three hours.

“I came last but when you’re 91 I think you’re allowed to,” he told the Daily Mirror.

Gilbert — who competes for charity — has participated in dozens of duathlons and triathlons since he was 68.

To prepare for them, the pensioner has adopted a rigorous exercise routine which involves going to the gym, as well as bicycling for 25 miles weekly and swimming 50 laps every day, ThisIsSomerset.co.uk reports.”

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