Thursday 2nd March, 2006


Granny Luces healthy and fit

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Lynette “Granny” Luces

On this day last year, Veteran marathon runner and national hero Lynette “Granny” Luces was happy to report that she was healthy and fit.

A level of concern arose on Sunday when, for the first time in her career, the 77-year-old failed to complete the annual Clico Marathon which started at Mid Centre Mall, Chaguanas.

Luces, on a visit to the Guardian, assured her fans that there is nothing wrong with her and that she has no plans of ending her career any time soon.

While running through the Croisee in San Juan on Sunday morning, Luces decided to take off her shoes which had become too heavy for her.

Shortly afterward, she sustained a minor injury when she stepped on a pebble, this left her in some pain and with 14 miles left to go in the 23rd running of the event she decided to call it quits.

“I don’t want people to think I’m sick,” she explained “I take pride in a being a healthy woman.”

Luces was then picked up by a police car then driven to the finish line outside the Queen’s Park Oval long after the crowd had dispersed and the clock had been taken down.





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