Patsy Forbes aims to be ‘world’s fastest man over 70,’ BBC says

Patsy is no patsy when it comes to sprints post-70.

How good is Patsy Forbes, the M70 dashman? Good enough that he can challenge German sprint god Guido Müller. So suggests a recent TV documentary that aired in Northern Ireland. See this review in a Belfast paper. We learn: “The ‘True North: Run Grandad Run’ programme screened on BBCNI on Monday night was one of the most joyous, humble works of television that was a true example of public service broadcasting. … Here he was slightly miffed at being pipped for a gold medal in the 100 metres by his arch-rival, German champion Guido Müller. What lust for life! And what a brainwave it was to screen this programme, especially with the weather on the turn.” The half-hour program aired Feb. 17 but apparently isn’t online yet. The description is tantalizing: “Patsy Forbes is aiming to be crowned the world’s fastest man over 70.” Would love to see this doc, my UK friends. Let us know if it goes online.
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February 27, 2014

6 Responses

  1. Anthony Treacher - February 27, 2014

    Nice to see you again Patsy.

  2. Sam Hall - February 27, 2014

    I’ll put my money on the great Stephen Robbins when it comes to the World’s fastest man over 70 in the 100 meter dash.

  3. Ken Stone - February 27, 2014

    Bob Lida is privately laughing at all this.

  4. Warren Graff - February 27, 2014

    I agree with Sam; the 2012 EVAC in Zittau and 2013 Port Allegre (100M) results are shown below, Alby Williams also ran 13.58 in 2013

    Port Allegre 2013
    1 3884 Robbins, Stephen M70 United State 13.16
    2 648 McIntyre, Neville M71 Australia 13.39
    3 2279 Adorf, Friedhelm M70 Germany 13.57
    4 1610 Kohnenkampf, Raul M71 Chile 13.63
    5 3821 Jones, Richard M70 United State 13.82

    EVAC Zittau 2012
    1 3 2038 MUELLER Guido 1938 M70 GER GERMANY 13.13
    2 5 2168 REICHLE Fritz 1942 M70 GER GERMANY 13.17
    3 4 746 MANNINEN Jorma 1942 M70 FIN FINLAND 13.46
    4 7 2702 FORBES Patrick 1942 M70 IRL IRELAND 13.81

  5. Steve Robert Jackson - February 28, 2014

    Bob Lida will and continue to be the World’s Fastest man over 70. He blows away most runners 10 to 20 years younger than him. His records will stand the test of time. He is one of the greatest of all time. PERIOD!

  6. Dale B Sawyer - March 4, 2014

    I agree with Steve. Look up Bob Lida’s records and compare his times to any of the other sprinters listed above. Note Bob Lida turned 75 in 2012.

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