Thailand’s 102-year-old sprinter wins gold medals
02 March 2022 | 2:12 pm
As dawn breaks on a weekend morning over in Thailand's southwestern Samut Songkhram province, 102-year-old Sawang Janpram gears up in his running shoes for a race he has been looking forward to throughout the past week.
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