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When there’s no competition left

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.”

Guardian Sport, Friday 19th July 2019

Here’s to modest, slow runners who show up generously and stick around.

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