Martin Buster

Not content with holding the title of Britain’s oldest worker, 101-year-old Buster Martin set off from Greenwich Park hoping to become the country’s oldest marathon runner. Mr Martin, a smoker since the age of seven who still turns up three days a week to clean vans in south London, refused to take on any water during the run and instead relied on supporters to provide him with strategically placed pints of bitter.

Jerome Taylor
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