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81 year old runs Albi marathon in mining gear

France 3/Scoop, Apr 30

This weekend Michel Granizo took part in the Marathon d’Albi, in the 10km veteran category.

This will be Michel’s 919th marathon. He spent 32 years in the mines, and began running for exercise when he was 58. He because addicted, and he takes part in up to 60 races a year.

This time, Michel finished the 10 km in Albi in one hour and five minutes in front of a lot of participants much younger than him.

Next Sunday, the former miner will take part in another 10 km race, this time in the Hérault.

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