Preview – The Pacemakers

Jim Sinclair, Hugo Delgado

Is it never too late to carry out your dreams right? Well, this is certainly the case for a group of men over the age of 90 as they aim to fulfil their dream of becoming world champion athletics.

For this documentary, director Selah Hennessy spent a year filming with an international sub-culture of athletes as they prepare for the Olympics of OAP sport: the World Masters Championship.

Fueled by a new lease of energy in later life, 97-year-old Charles Eugster, 92-year-old Peruvian Hugo Delgado, 92-year-old Jim Sinclair, Zhiyong Wang, Dixon Hemphill are determined to smash world records.

The Pacemakers, Thursday, 8 pm – BBC Two

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