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Eighty-five-year-old Frank Dearn is a former lawyer with remarkable endurance. He has held practising certificates in both law and accounting for more than 50 years, and in 2018 he became the third-oldest Australian to complete a marathon.

At 85 years old, very few retired lawyers are still running pre-dawn shuttles and doing speed training in the park. But Frank Dearn is no run-of-the-mill retiree. The former lawyer and life member of the Law Society of NSW ran his first marathon when he was 65 years old, just as most runners consider hanging up their running shoes. And after turning 85 earlier this year, he ran the Sri Chinmoy Marathon in June, earning the title of the third-eldest Australian to complete the 42.4km marathon distance in a race situation.

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