116-year-old sprinter? How many news outlets fell for this fast one?
Yup, sure. The reports fail to mention he’s also the oldest human on the planet.
According to a current list of supercentenarians, the oldest verified 110-plusser is four days short of 116.
Except for many reports of this 46.74, I see no evidence of him running anywhere before. (The listed M100 WR for 200 is 77.59 by American Philip Rabinowitz. In fact, the M95 WR is 48.69 by German Friederich Mahlo.)
I can’t find results for this meet. So who knows what 400 records our friend may have set.
About eight years ago, I reported the case of Joginder Singh of India, whose age was suspect from the get-go, and his “records” were tossed. (Still, his story was given credence by some.) A 2002 report said Joginder tried to commit suicide.
According to another report, the Indian masters nationals were to be witnessed by “Winston Thomas, Secretary of World Masters Athletics, Sivaprakasham, Secretary of Malaysian Masters Athletic Association and [A] Kannan, Secretary of Singapore Masters Athletic Association.
Gents, expect some queries.