New Record For Oldest Man In Iceland - The Reykjavik Grapevine

New Record For Oldest Man In Iceland

Published March 9, 2015

Nanna Árnadóttir
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mbl.is

Georg Breiðfjörð Ólafs­son from Stykk­is­hólmur has broken the previous record set for oldest Icelandic man, reports mbl.is.

Helgi Símonarson, who held the record before Georg, lived to be 105 years and 345 days old and on Saturday Georg beat Helgi’s record when he turned 105 years and 346 days old. Georg’s 106 birthday is also right around the corner on March 26.

“[My father] has a great memory and follows everything that’s happening around him,” said Georg’s son, Ágúst Ólafur.

Ágúst Ólafur does not think that his father’s eating habits have contributed to his longevity as he has no particular inclination towards fruits and vegetables.

“[My father] eats the classic Icelandic foods but he’s always taken good care of his health and never worn himself down,” said Ágúst Ólafur.

Georg lives in an assisted living home in Stykkishólmur with his little brother, who is 100 years old.

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