Mark Foster may seek 7th Olympic appearance at London 2012


Exciting news, according to the Guardian, 41-year-old Mark Foster doesn’t rule out a seventh Games appearance, which will make him the oldest Olympic swimmer in history. In fact, it sounds like he doesn’t see himself as retired yet.

“A tiny part of me never wanted to say that it was over. I was always leaving the door open. I have always loved the challenge of swimming. It would be a fabulous story. But I’m the one who has got to do it. At the moment the water is a relaxing place, rather than a ‘hurt yourself’ place.

“I’m 41. I’ve got to leave it alone at some point, but I haven’t officially said I’m going to retire. It keeps people guessing, doesn’t it? If a sponsor came along and gave me a million pounds to get in the pool, I would be in tomorrow. I will decide for definite for Christmas.”


(Yup, we met him in Budapest last year, Pál to the left, Mark to the right. Nice bloke!)


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