100-Year-Old Man Who Started Running After Wife’s Death Celebrates 4 World Records: ‘Best Moment of My Life’

When Mike Fremont’s first wife died of a brain haemorrhage it left him a widower with three children, one of whom was 2 weeks old, he started running to get rid of the stress.

100-Year-Old Man Who Started Running After Wife’s Death Celebrates 4 World Records: ‘Best Moment of My Life’
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Fremont is a running celebrity even outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He holds multiple running world records at an age in everything from a mile to a marathon.

Running quickly became a vital part of Fremont days. Although he laces regularly and puts in many miles, Fremont didn’t start running competitively until after 1992.

“I was stressed when my wife died, and I needed to do something every day to release the stress. So usually I would take one of my kids, and she would hold my little finger and we were running.”

“I enjoyed it and thought it was good for me. It was way better than the two martinis I used to have,” he added.

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Around this time, the 100-year-old grandfather was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and doctors told him he only had three months to live.

Fremont lived beyond those three months, and two and a half years later doctors removed the cancerous tumor.

They were shocked to find that there was no spread of the disease.

Inspired by a new breath of life, Fremont began signing up for races, ranging from 10Ks to marathons.

“I found I wasn’t too bad at running. I wasn’t too heavy and I was small. That helped,” said Fremont, who says she benefited from a macrobiotic vegan diet.

“Then I started winning a few races, and the pressure was on, he added.

His wife of 29, Marilyn Wall, 69, proudly says that’s when he started making records for his age.

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Fremont now holds five amazing titles: world records for fastest marathon time at 80 and again at 90; fastest half marathon time at 90 and 91; and the American record for the fastest mile by a 96-year-old man.

Fremont says he has no plans to break any more world records these days.

Instead, Fremont is enjoying her days with Wall and her family, including five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

For his 100th birthday, they celebrated with vegan cake and a run along the ocean in Vero Beach, Florida.

“I’m having the best time of my life,” Fremont said.

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