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Akabusi launches "Old not Old" games

Olympian Kris Akabusi is hoping to prove that in sport, age is just a number. The former sprinter is Manchester to launch the "Old not Old games". The special event will pit runners aged around 60 and over against competitors in their 30s or under in a series of 60 metre sprints.

Kris Akabusi, wants to prove age is not barrier to keeping fit Credit: pa

Among the athetes taking part in the games are:

An 82 year old marathon runner.

A 59 year old who can run 100m in 15 seconds - and is setting up a running club.

A 62 year old who says getting fit with Park Run saved his life by speeding up his recovery from sepsis.