An 80 year old former Olympian has been banned from running up the down escalator in a department store, in an attempt to recreate his former training regime.
The manager said it sent the wrong message to young people.
Ryan used to love to do this. First it was mastering the escalator and then moving on to more challenging variations. I have vivid memories of his cheeky look as he timed his run up the moving stairs.
No children were harmed in the supervision of this play activity.