Minnesota: Officials have ruled that the use of a catheter does not disqualify 81-year-old Jerry Johncock, winner of the 80-84 men's division in the Twin Cities Marathon in a time of 5:22.11.
Johncock was advised to pull out after a blood clot left him with a full bladder and unable to pass urine. He rejected the idea, saying he had finished every race since he started running 30 years ago.
An onlooker happened to have a catheter in the car which gave Johncock relief from his problem and allowed him to finish the race and claim the $225 division winner's cheque. He is the only person who has run a sub-four hour marathon aged over 80.