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Running Is a Way to Remain Young

Malta VeteransRunning Is a Way to Remain Young’ by Paul Grech

Unbeknown to most of those taking part in this year’s edition of the St. Patrick’s Birzebbuga 10K in Malta, among them was an athlete who can boast a world record in athletics. For the majority of those athletes, Lynn Hughes was simply the English runner who on the day managed to win the Over 65 category.

Hughes’ achievements, however, are much more remarkable than that. On the 4 th of November 1967 he became the first man to cover the distance of forty miles on a track in less than four hours: 3:58:53.2 to be precise. And although that record has since been surpassed, it is still the fourth best time over the distance. [Read more…]