Paul Freedman is set to run his 17th London Marathon on the 13th April, 2014. Preparations have been made, training is almost complete so all that’s left to do is make it around the arduous 26 miles and 385 yards that stands between him and the finish line. The fact that he has already completed 16 marathons is incredible in itself, but to be about to complete another (his 23rd marathon in total) at 89 years of age is quite incredible…especially considering he suffered a heart attack in 2004. Incidentally, at the time of suffering a heart attack, Mr Freedman hadn’t missed a single marathon since 1991, continuing to complete yearly marathons right up to the present day!
Oldest Virgin Money London Marathon Runner Set To Run His 17th London Marathon...at 89!
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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!