According to the  Silver Grey Sports Club of United Kingdom, Charles Eugster completed the sprint on Sunday in 2.4 seconds less than the previous record made by Orville Rogers in the United States in 2011.

Eugster, who was nicknamed "the world's fittest old age pensioner" after dedicating himself to fitness at the age of 85 and joining a bodybuilding club two years later, thanked his supporters on Facebook.

"I'm over the moon... Thank you to everyone who has helped me achieve this," he wrote on social networking site.

"I hoped getting fit would stop me ageing," he said. "It was pure vanity, really. I looked a mess and I was having a late-life crisis. My body was degenerating. I thought: 'Who knows about muscles?' So, when I was 87, I joined a bodybuilding club," he added.

Jamaican runner Usain Bolt set the record of 200-meter sprint in 2009, completing the race in 19.19 seconds.


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