Girmawit Gebrzihair - the oldest looking "16 years old" athlete ever?!

Geyzer Soze

Fearlessly the idiot faced the crowd
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That said, you do get people with a condition that makes them age well before their time. My wife worked with a girl once in london who suffered from this condition and she was menopausing at around 22 years old, and looked it, you'd swear she was in her 50's.

Not that I think this is the case.

Alot of Africans when i was growing up there didn't know how old they were since they grew up not using a western calendar, and estimated their age based on when they started school, if they started grade 1 at a realistic 9 or 10 years of age as was often the case, they'd fix their age at 5 because that's what age one normally starts grade 1. Was fucking annoying playing rugby and athletics as a 15 year old competing against people who were clearly like 20 or more. Big men with hard muscles and beards etc ... @michaelden will testify!
 

michaelden

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#9
That said, you do get people with a condition that makes them age well before their time. My wife worked with a girl once in london who suffered from this condition and she was menopausing at around 22 years old, and looked it, you'd swear she was in her 50's.

Not that I think this is the case.

Alot of Africans when i was growing up there didn't know how old they were since they grew up not using a western calendar, and estimated their age based on when they started school, if they started grade 1 at a realistic 9 or 10 years of age as was often the case, they'd fix their age at 5 because that's what age one normally starts grade 1. Was fucking annoying playing rugby and athletics as a 15 year old competing against people who were clearly like 20 or more. Big men with hard muscles and beards etc ... @michaelden will testify!
Oh yeah! Kids in Form 2 with solid mustaches and a foot taller than anyone else.
 

NinjaTuna

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#10
That said, you do get people with a condition that makes them age well before their time. My wife worked with a girl once in london who suffered from this condition and she was menopausing at around 22 years old, and looked it, you'd swear she was in her 50's.

Not that I think this is the case.

Alot of Africans when i was growing up there didn't know how old they were since they grew up not using a western calendar, and estimated their age based on when they started school, if they started grade 1 at a realistic 9 or 10 years of age as was often the case, they'd fix their age at 5 because that's what age one normally starts grade 1. Was fucking annoying playing rugby and athletics as a 15 year old competing against people who were clearly like 20 or more. Big men with hard muscles and beards etc ... @michaelden will testify!
Am I correct in saying you used to live in Zimbabwe?
 
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