Can anyone run in their 80s, 90s or 100s? Guy Thibault considers this question in the light of the new 100m world record set by a 105-year-old American. The director at the Institut national du sport du Québec notes that the genetic characteristics we inherit from our parents explain the success or failure of a training program.
He advises veteran athletes to train regularly and give themselves time to rest in order to get the most out of their training.
Guy Thibault also reveals how a simple sports fan who has a good genetic background could potentially break exceptional records at a very advanced age, with less effort than a professional athlete without such background.