We’d like to acknowledge the legendary, Mr John Gilmour who was 99 years young a WWII veteran and multiple world masters record holder. John served in the Australian Infantry Forces and was taken as a prisoner of war in Singapore but overcame eyesight damage to achieve an abundance of exceptional things within the running community. He last competed as a 97 year old at World Masters Games in Perth. John also founded the WA Marathon Club, Canning Districts Club and WA Masters Athletics. John passed away whilst having a heart operation overnight. We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

John in the media: https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/pow-still-on-running-track-at-97-ng-ya-114264

Cover photo via The West Australian