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96yo runner sets new record for mile run

96-year-old Mike Fremont of Ohio set an American record for fastest time in his age group at...
96-year-old Mike Fremont of Ohio set an American record for fastest time in his age group at the Grand Blue Mile road race in Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (CNN)(KCRG)
Published: Apr. 25, 2018 at 10:53 PM CDT
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If you think getting older means slowing down -- think again.

96-year-old Mike Fremont of Ohio started running back in the '50's to reduce stress and improve his health. And he's still at it.

Fremont became the oldest man to compete in the Grand Blue Mile road race in Des Moines on April 24. He finished in 13 minutes and 55 seconds, setting a new American record for his age group.

"I'm not sure it's a good time, but I think it's OK. I mean, my watch was off, and I'm not sure how much - but I'm happy. It's over," Fremont said. "I felt good, but I wasn't - I didn't feel very sprightly. I felt very good but not sprightly, OK?"

Fremont will attempt a world record April 27 when he competes in the Men's Masters 800 meter race in the 95-plus age category.

The race takes place at Drake Stadium.