Charles Eugster, 95-Year-Old Runner, Breaks Sprint Record and Wins At Life: Watch

Charles Eugster
Charles Eugster broke a running record at the age of 95. Harry Engels/Getty Images

Nothing but a number! A British man named Charles Eugster is breaking boundaries and setting records at the ripe age of 95.

After retiring from his career as a dentist, Eugster invested his time in testing his physical limits. He began training as a runner when he was 80 years old, also reportedly picking up rowing and bodybuilding. 

On Sunday, March 8, Eugster's hard work paid off when he competed in the 200-meter sprint at the British Masters Athletics Federation. Running in the 95-and-over division, the impressive man crossed the finish line after 55.38 seconds, beating American Orville Rogers' previous record by 2.4 seconds.

"I have just broken the M95 World Record at 200m indoors!" Eugster wrote on Facebook at the time of his win. "55.38 seconds — I'm over the moon… Thank you to everyone who has helped me achieve this."

"I hoped getting fit would stop me aging," the victorious man said in an interview with The Telegraph in 2013. "It was pure vanity, really. I looked a mess and I was having a late-life crisis. My body was degenerating. I thought: 'Who knows about muscles?’ So, when I was 87, I joined a bodybuilding club."

Watch Eugster's big win in the video above! 

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