Wausau News

“A cancer diagnosis at age 69 halted his consumption of meat and dairy. He believes the change helped shrink his tumor and, along with surgery, killed it off completely.”

With all the evidence pointing to vegans living long healthy lives, it is quite common for plant-eaters to imagine themselves reaching a ripe old age. But running a marathon in your nineties? That’s quite a feat!

Mike Fremont proves it’s possible. The 91-year-old Cincinnati resident finished the Knoxville Half Marathon this weekend in 3:03:56, setting a world record for his age.

Ultra athlete, author, and now online-radio host Rich Roll summed up the  accomplishment best via Twitter: “ Wow. 1/2 marathon, but still wow”

“The hills were horrendous,” Fremont says, but added that he felt fine throughout the race. “I can’t run fast enough anymore to get tired.”

Fremont’s time is believed to be a record for a 91…

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