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War veteran running the distance on 'busted' knees

Vic Williams has just turned 90 and is taking part in the Townsville running festival and doing the half marathon.  Picture: Zak Simmonds
Vic Williams has just turned 90 and is taking part in the Townsville running festival and doing the half marathon. Picture: Zak Simmonds Zak Simmonds

HE'S a 92-year-old World War II veteran with steel plates for knees but Vic Williams is proving age is no barrier.

One month after he turns 92 in July, Mr Williams will be the oldest competitor in the Sunshine Coast half-marathon.

When his "busted" knees were fixed in 2011 he found a passion for running.

It quickly turned into long distance.

On the average half-marathon, he regularly crosses the finishing line in under four hours, his shuffling feet refusing to quit.

"I am a slow runner, but I get there," Mr Williams said.

Read the full story at the Sunshine Coast Daily

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