Olympics website says Burnham triathlete, 91, is 8 years-old
ninety one year-old Burnham-On-Sea pensioner who holds the title
of the world's oldest triathlete and is set to be a torchbearer
during the London 2012 torch relay has laughed off an error on
the official Olympics website which states he is aged eight!
Gilbert - who last
year was handed the title of the world's oldest triathlete
- is set to carry the Olympic flame on May 21st through Minehead.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I might be young at heart, but
I think someone at London 2012 has their wires crossed because
I will soon be eight years away from my 100th birthday!"
incredible pensioner completed his 40th triathlon last year and
an MBE for his charity work in 2008.
London 2012 spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "With 7,300
torch bearers, there have been a few odd few mistakes on the website
for which we apologise. We are only human and will try to get
this fixed as soon as possible."
added that he is "incredibly honoured" to have been
chosen to carry the Olympic flame.
am really thrilled to have been picked - I was so pleased to receive
the official email confirming that I will be taking part. It will
be such a memorable day and I hope lots of people will come out
along the route."