Brit pensioner with dementia about to tackle his 131st marathon - aged 78

Published April 25, 2019 6 Plays

Rumble / Fascinating PeopleA battling grandfather has become the oldest dementia patient in the UK to complete 130 marathons – and he has no plans to stop running. Malcolm Brookes, 78, is preparing to tackle his 131st race when he takes part in this Sunday’s London Marathon. He completed his first marathon in 1986, completing the 26-mile course in Jersey, in the Channel Islands, in four hours 41 minutes. He waited 22 years before entering his second marathon but since then the retired minister has clocked up thousands of miles.