Friday, February 29, 2008

Philip Rabinowitz Has Run His Last Race, the 104y

Scoring Update! The points change, death remains the same...

Cape Town's famous centenarian Philip Rabinowitz has died at the age of 104. Rabinowitz was known for his feats on the athletics front and held a number of records at the time of his death.

In 2004 Rabinowitz sprinted into the Guinness Book of World Records, when he broke the 100m record for centenarian sprinting in a time of 30.86 seconds at the Greenpoint stadium.

"He really hit the news when he broke the 100m and 200m, and he loved it. He loved the adoration of everyone," said his daughter Joyce Kruger. She said her father was proud of himself and that they were also proud of him.
Rabinowitz had been covered earlier this week by the Daily Mail. He told the paper:
"I've always walked or run everywhere because when I was young, there weren't any cars," he said.

He puts his fitness down to a healthy diet, an active mind and to not worrying.

"My motto in life is to do everything in moderation," he added.
Congratulations and 24 points awarded to Live Like You Were Dying. The Rosters and Standings have been updated.

[SABC News]
[Daily Mail]

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