Charles Eugster

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Charles Eugster
Personal information
Birth nameCharles Marin Eugster
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom, Switzerland
Born(1919-07-26)26 July 1919
London, United Kingdom
Died26 April 2017(2017-04-26) (aged 97)
London, United Kingdom
EducationSt Paul's School, London
Alma materUniversity of Zurich
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  United Kingdom
World Masters Athletics Championships (M95)
Gold medal – first place 2015 Lyon 100 m
Gold medal – first place 2015 Lyon 200 m
European Masters Indoor Championships (M95)
Gold medal – first place 2015 Torun 60m
Gold medal – first place 2015 Torun 200m
Gold medal – first place 2016 Ancona 60m

Charles Marin Eugster FRSM (26 July 1919 – 26 April 2017) was a British-Swiss dentist and track and field and sprint athlete who competed as a masters athlete. After spending a career as a dentist, he moved to Uitikon, Switzerland, on his pension. At age 85, he began a fitness program. "I looked in the mirror one morning, and I didn't like what I saw."[1]

Eugster was born in London in 1919, to Swiss parents. He won more than 100 fitness awards in multiple sports, including bodybuilding and rowing.[2] He won multiple medals at the World Masters Regatta.[3]

Eugster died on 26 April 2017, of complications following heart failure.

Notable achievements[edit]

He was invited to do a talk at TEDx in Zurich in 2012, and gave a talk titled "Why bodybuilding at age 93 is a great idea".[4]


  1. ^ "Charles Eugster: 'It's pure vanity. My body was a mess'".
  2. ^ "Lessons From A 95-Year-Old Bodybuilder". 27 May 2015.
  3. ^ "2013 World Rowing Masters Results - Thames Rowing Club". Archived from the original on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Talks of 2012 - TEDxZurich". Archived from the original on 24 April 2016. Retrieved 7 April 2016.

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