Ilmari Koppinen (right), 95, from Finland and 94-year-old Belgian Emiel Pauwels (left) competed against each other in a 100-meter dash.
A video showing two grandfathers in their 90s sprinting has gone viral.
Ilmari Koppinen, 95, from Finland and 94-year-old Belgian Emiel Pauwels competed against each other in the 100-meter dash at the 2013 Veteran Games in San Sebastian, Spain, Batangas Today reported.
A YouTube video shows Pauwels coming from behind for a narrow victory, raising his hands as gets closer to the finish line.
According Nieuwsblad.be, Pauwels, started to become an athlete at age 14. He said that he practiced sports including high jump, long jump and javelin, but never became a professional. He became a widower four years ago and said that a healthy breakfast is his “recipe for a long life.”
Pauwels told Nieuwsblad.be that he has competed against Koppinen on a dozen occasions, but “he always beat me.”
“But this time I have been acting like a cunning runner,” he said.