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Man, 80, banned from running up the down escalator

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An 80-year-old former Olympic hurdler has been banned from running the wrong way up escalators.

Peter Hildreth, who represented Britain at three Olympic Games, was stopped from trying to recreate his old training regime from the 1950s at a department store by the manager.

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July 29, 2008 Posted by | People | , | 2 Comments

90 Year old “hogs” her birthday, sort of…

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A Dorset woman celebrated her 90th birthday by fulfilling a long held ambition – to ride a Harley Davidson motorbike.

Lou Symonds’ son, Graham, came up with the idea for the birthday surprise, reports the Dorset Echo.

The first Mrs Symonds knew was when a group of bikers arrived outside her home in Radipole, Weymouth, complete with leathers ready to take her for a spin.

July 29, 2008 Posted by | People | , , | 1 Comment

“Woman, 69, runs 69th marathon” So what’s your excuse?

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Devon pensioner Pauline Newsholme has just run her 69th marathon – at the age of 69.

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New heights

A 76-year-old Nepalese man reached the summit of Mount Everest on Sunday and became the oldest person to climb the world’s highest mountain, a tourism official said.

Min Bahadur Sherchan reached the 8,848-meter summit early in the morning with his climbing guides, said a Nepal Tourism Ministry official, Ramesh Chetri.

Sherchan was just 25 days away from his 77th birthday, Chetri said.

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May 25, 2008 Posted by | People | , | Comments Off on New heights