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AT AL­MOST 74, I’m a life­long marathon run­ner; in fact I’m one of the fi­nal 12 Ever Presents – run­ners who have com­pleted ev­ery sin­gle Lon­don Marathon since it started in 1981.

I only started fol­low­ing triathlon af­ter watch­ing the 2012 Olympic Triathlon in Hyde Park.

Af­ter com­plet­ing the Brown­lee Tri at Foun­tains Abbey in North York­shire the fol­low­ing year, I was hooked.

Soon af­ter­wards, my wife and I were lucky enough to be left a few pounds in a will and have spent it fol­low­ing the ITU World Se­ries. We’ve been to some great places in­clud­ing Madrid , Kitzbuhel, Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Ham­burg, Stock­holm and Chicago, and met some great peo­ple.

In 2014, I won a com­pe­ti­tion to be the run­ner on Jonny’s team at the Brown­lee Tri. I think ev­ery­one felt sorry for me as I was 72!

I’m aim­ing for this year’s Brown­lee event at Hare­wood House on 24 Septem­ber. How­ever, my swim­ming isn’t the strong­est. Would any read­ers like a free, (I will pay the en­try fee) fun day out do­ing the swim and cy­cle legs of the re­lay, while I do the run? If you’re in­ter­ested con­tact me on charles.cousens333@bt­in­ter­net.com. Len (Charles) Cousens, Low­est­oft, Suf­folk

Editor says: Wow, Len, 36 Lon­don Marathons and tak­ing up triathlon at 72 – you’re in­cred­i­ble! We’re sure our read­ers would be hon­oured to join your team. Good luck and let us know how you get on.

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