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99-Year-Old Benton Man: The Key to Staying Healthy is to Keep Moving

BENTON, Ark.- A 99-year-old man says he loves running marathons.

Robert Branton says the key to staying healthy at his age is to keep moving. He exercises on his treadmill every day, push mows the yard and eats right. 

After Branton's first senior marathon a few years ago, he experience leg and foot pain, threatening to slow him down, but thanks to an arterial leg procedure, the senior athlete is back in the race. 

"Hard work is what kept me around," says Branton.

"He ended up letting a 70-year-old man win the marathon because of his disability, and he waited for the man to finish before he crossed the finish line," says Dr. Lonnie Harrison with Saline Memorial Hospital.

Branton will celebrate his 100th birthday in February, and he says he has no plans of slowing down. 


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