Want to feel out of shape? Meet the 73-year-old runner who ran a 100-mile race across the American West this year.
One of the first things Nick Bassett did after becoming the oldest person to finish the 100-mile Western States footrace? He cracked a beer.
The 73-year-old who splits his time between Cheyenne, Wyoming and Anchorage, Alaska completed the legendary ultramarathon that goes from Squaw Valley to Auburn, California in 29 hours, 9 minutes and 42 seconds without sitting down once to rest.
“I’ve had bad days where I’ve said, ‘I gotta take 15 minutes,’ ” Bassett told Anchorage Daily News. “But I’m sorta of the belief if you’re not moving forward, you’re wasting time.”