Canio Polosa of London, Ont. to chase his Canadian 90+ report over 5K

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Canio Polosa, a 93-year-old runner dwelling in London, Ont., has a purpose not like that of many different 93-year-olds. This Sunday, he’ll run at London’s Halloween Haunting 5K at Springbank Park, with a purpose of not solely finishing the race however of chasing his personal 5K M90+ Canadian masters’ report he set earlier this 12 months.

Given the cool temperatures, Polosa believes he can run 36 minutes for 5K. Polosa solely began operating in his 60s; his private finest is 37:41. (The 5K world report for his age group is held by Henry Sypniewski of the U.S at 33:46). This race will likely be Polosa’s third 5K race of this 12 months.

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Polosa stated in a video interview with CBC London that he doesn’t know why he likes operating, however he enjoys operating 5K to 10K each day to embrace nature. When questioned why most individuals his age aren’t operating, Polosa stated, “Most individuals usually are not operating as a result of they don’t suppose they’ll do it.”

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Polosa is a retired physician who practiced inside medication and taught at McGill College. He started to run throughout retirement however was compelled to offer it up attributable to a knee damage. Now at 93, Polosa is again to operating, carrying his knee brace and persevering with to chase his races. Polosa additionally holds the M90+ Canadian masters’ mile report of 11:07, which he set in June of this 12 months.



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