Whittlesey runner is the 15th fastest in his age category in the London Marathon
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A London Marathon runner from Whittlesey finished the course as 15th in his age category - 32 years after first running the famous city event.
Eamonn Dorling, 60, crossed the line in 3:12:45 which was just 40 minutes slower than his first marathon event in 1983.
Modest Mr Dorling said: “I used to be a half decent runner and now I’m Ok. I can’t compete with the big boys and the younger crew but I don’t do bad for my age.”
Mr Dorling used to run with Peterborough Athletics Club but is now a member of Thorney Running Club and trains up to six times a week covering around 50 miles.
The independent financial adviser said: “If I don’t get my running fix I get a bit fidgety.”
He has run a total of 28 marathons and boasts a best London time of 2:28:00 in 1985.
His next challenges include the Dublin Marathon in October and taking on a new event when he competes in a cycling race in June.
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“I’ve got a half decent bike so thought I’d have a crack at something new,” he said.