Bill Lucas (athlete)

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William Ernest "Bill" Lucas DFC (16 January 1917 – 24 March 2018) was a British former long-distance runner. He was born in London. Lucas competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics.[1] Lucas is known as the oldest living Olympian.[2][3] He served as a bomber pilot with the Royal Air Force in the Second World War.

Lucas turned 100 in January 2017.[4] He died in Cowfold, West Sussex on 24 March 2018 at the age of 101.[5]

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  1. "Olympics". sports-reference. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  2. Bill Lucas - Britain's Oldest Living Olympian
  3. "Britain's oldest Olympian gets heroes underway in a magic mile in London". West Sussex Today. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  4. "Britain's oldest living Olympian Bill Lucas enjoys 100th birthday". BBC. 2017-01-16. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  5. "Britain's oldest surviving Olympian Bill Lucas dies". Athletics Weekly. 24 March 2018. Retrieved 24 March 2018.