Thursday, 6 April 2017

Charles Eugster

Wow read about this man and be inspired I know I am. It's great to learn of people who decide that age is not a factor in living life to the full.

Dr. Charles Eugster is 97, studied dentistry at Guy's Hospital and graduated in 1948 with a L.D.S., R.C.S., Eng.  He subsequently received dental degrees from the Universities of Zurich, Switzerland and Heidelberg, Germany as well as from Northwestern University, USA.                                                            

He practiced Dentistry in private practice until the age of 75; he was an Instructor at Zurich University; was a publisher of a newsletter on clinical dentistry in 3 languages until the age of 82, was unemployed for 8 years, and then employed at the age of 90 as Fitness Ambassador for INJOY Fitness Group (Germany).  He is a book author and speaker and is recognized by the international print, radio and TV media as an expert in Successful Ageing.

His 2012 TEDx Zurich speech has earned over 550,000 hits on YouTube, and the video of him breaking the World 200m record has to date earned over 1 Million hits.  His book “96 and Loving It!” is currently in the hands of publishers.                                                                                                       
Sport: Having led a sedentary life while building a private practice and raising a family he restarted competitive rowing at 63.  In the period from1997 to 2013, he won 40 Gold Medals at World Masters Rowing Regattas.  

At the age of 95 (in 2014), for the first time in his life, he started sprinting and became British Masters Outdoor Athletic Champion for the 100m and 200m in the Male 95+ category.

He is the World Champion at 100m and 200m outdoor, plus European Masters Indoor Athletic Champion for the 60m and 200m in the M95+ category.
He currently holds the M95+ British Record for Masters Indoor Athletics at 60m and 200m, Outdoor at 100m, 200m and Long Jump, and the M95+ World Record for Masters Indoor Athletics 200m and Outdoor 400m

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