At 111, oldest living man says still thinking about what to achieve next
Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 01:03
May 11 - Polish-born Alexander Imich, who at 111-years-old was recently declared the world's oldest man, says the secret to longevity is good genes. Vanessa Johnston reports.
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He's 111-years-old and has been named the oldest living man by Guinness World Records.
Yet, age is just a number for Alexander Imich.
At 92, he wrote a book titled "The Incredible Tales of the Paranormal," and at 96, he decided to study wellness and took a trip to Turkey.
So what's his secret to living such a long life?
(SOUNDBITE) (English) ALEXANDER IMICH, THE WORLD'S OLDEST LIVING MAN, SAYING:
"Good genes. My father lived to his 90s so I got good genes and was living a hygienic life too."
Born in Poland in 1903, Imich managed to escape in 1939 when Nazis took over the country.
He and his wife moved to the U.S. in 1951, settling in New York City.
The couple never had children, but Imich does have a nephew who is 84.
His health has deteriorated recently, but Imich said there are things he would still like to achieve.
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