96-year-old Roy Englert runs 42-minute 5K to shatter age-group world record.
Englert, 96, runs 5000m in 42:30.23 to set age-group record.
Virginia native already held the records in 800m and 1500m.
Englert, a retired attorney, credits his late-career success to not to any natural gift but dogged persistence.
“I don’t consider myself that much of an inspiration. I’m a slow runner,” he told Run Washington. “But I guess I’ve outlasted almost everybody. It gets easier to win when there’s not as much competition around.”
Here’s to modest, slow runners who show up generously and stick around.