80 YEARS AND GO­ING STRONG

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - T1 - BY HE­LEN POW­ERS

PEO­PLE OF­TEN ASK CHAR­LIE BARNES HOW HE MAN­AGES TO KEEP GO­ING AND STAY SO FIT. THERE’S A GOOD REA­SON FOR THEIR CU­RIOS­ITY. BARNES STARTED TRIATHLONS WHEN HE WAS 61 AND HAS RACKED UP MORE THAN 60 COM­PE­TI­TIONS IN THE LAST 20 YEARS. BUT LAST SEPTEM­BER HE TOPPED ALL OF THAT WITH A PODIUM FIN­ISH FOR THE 80–84 AGE GROUP SPRINT AT THE ITU WORLD CHAM­PI­ONSHIPS.

RIGHT Char­lie Barnes com­petes at the ITU World Cham­pi­onships in Rot­ter­dam, Nether­lands

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