The Legend Mr John Gilmour, WWII veteran and WA Marathon Club Founder has passed away!

Legend Master Athlete – John Gilmour

We’d like to acknowledge the legendary, Mr John Gilmour who was 99 years young a WWII veteran and multiple world masters record holder. John served in the Australian Infantry Forces and was taken as a prisoner of war in Singapore but overcame eyesight damage to achieve an abundance of exceptional things within the running community.

Master Athlete John GilmourHe last competed as a 97 year old at World Masters Games in Perth. John also founded the WA Marathon Club, Canning Districts Club and WA Masters Athletics. John passed away whilst having a heart operation overnight. We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Source: Acknowledging Mr John Gilmour, WWII veteran and WA Marathon Club Founder

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