By Andrew Franczak
A 48-year-old javelin thrower from Broxbourne, who has set himself the ambitious goal of qualifying for the London 2012 Olympics, is proving that age may not be a barrier to his dream by setting a new world record.
It also surpassed his World Age (48) record of 71.07m set last May.
Remarkably, the throw could be enough to get him entry into the 2012 Aviva Trials and UK Championships – which will act as a selection stepping stone for London 2012 later that summer.
“That distance should qualify me now for my eighth trials when I will be 50 years old,” Bradstock told the Mercury. “I believe I’m the first person to do this.”