How I Won the World Cross-Country Championship at Age 83

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At the World Cross-Country Championship in Bathurst, Australia, an 83-year-old runner beat his younger competitors to be crowned the World Masters Champion. This is a remarkable feat, considering the raw, unpredictable course and the Australian summer heat. The course was designed to be uniquely Australian, with treacherous mud, a dash through a winery, a ‘chicane’ of car tires, and a ‘Bondi Beach’ stretch of deep sand. It was a true test of the runner’s tenacity, skill and endurance, a challenge that can only be found in the sport of cross-country running. This unexpected opportunity for an 83-year-old runner to compete and win is a testament to the power of seizing the moment. Read full article here

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