Veteran marathoner Michael Cartwright, 60, goes for a training run in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. He will compete in his 200th marathon in June. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

‘I thought I would run one’: marathon runner, 60, nears 200th race, yet says running doesn’t come naturally

  • Michael Cartwright took up running at 44, and ran his first marathon three years later; since retiring in 2014, he’s been averaging 20 marathons a year
  • As he looks ahead to his 200th next month in Thailand, the former Hong Kong police officer reveals the joy racing brings him and his tips for finishing 42.1km
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Veteran marathoner Michael Cartwright, 60, goes for a training run in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. He will compete in his 200th marathon in June. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Bhakti Mathur

Bhakti Mathur

Bhakti took to writing in 2010 when she created the popular Amma, Tell Me series of children’s picture books about Indian festivals and mythology. After a long stint as a banker, she now juggles her time between her writing, her passion for yoga and long-distance running, and her family.