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Swimming legend Ervin named Delhi Half Marathon ambassador

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Four-time Olympic medallist swimmer Anthony Ervin was today named event ambassador of the 10th Airtel Half Marathon scheduled on November 19 here.

Ervin has the distinction of being the youngest and oldest medal winner in men's 50m freestyle at Olympics. He won the 50 metre freestyle gold medal at the 16 years after he won his first gold medal in the same event at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

At 35, this feat made Ervin the oldest individual Olympic gold medal winner in swimming and took away the record from the iconic Michael Phelps.

This will be Ervin's first visit to

"I am honoured to be a part of the Airtel Half Marathon 2017 as the event ambassador. I look forward to experiencing the excitement and energy first hand and also to engage the runners and motivate them," the American swim legend said.

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First Published: Wed, October 11 2017. 14:28 IST