The GQ Men Of The Year Awards returned for its 23rd year, on Thursday.
And, Captain Sir Tom Moore ditched his zimmer frame to go free running in his video acceptance speech as he won the Inspiration Awards at the virtual ceremony in association with Hugo Boss.
The former British Army officer raised £32.79 million for charity during the Covid-19 pandemic by walking laps in his garden before his 100th birthday.
Inspiration: Captain Sir Tom Moore, 100, ditched his zimmer frame to go FREE RUNNING in his video acceptance speech for the Inspiration Awards at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards
While videoed doing further laps around his property, he spoke about his achievement he said: ‘Ahh yes. The lap around the around. That’s how it all started, I suppose.
‘At first it felt quite hard. But then, when those endorphins kick in, you know it’s hard to stop.’
At this point, Captain Sir Tom Moore abandoned his zimmer frame and was filmed running off into the distance.
He continued: ‘I suppose I got quite good at it. I didn’t want to draw any more attention to myself,’ said the star as his stunt double pretended to hobble on a walking stick while a jogger passed him by.
How it started: Speaking about his achievement he said: ‘Ahh yes. The lap around the around. That’s how it all started, I suppose’
Doing his thing: While videoed doing further laps around his property, he spoke about his achievement, admitting: ‘At first it felt quite hard’
‘There was already so much fuss about me in the press. I suppose it’s just when you put your mind to it, the body follows, continued Captain Sir Tom.
By now, his stunt double was climbing a container and pulling out some impressive free running moves.
Captain Sir Tom insisted: ‘I wouldn’t call myself a professional. Just pretty good at the whole sports thing.
Go Captain Sir Tom! ‘But then, when those endorphins kick in, you know it’s hard to stop’ said Captain Tom who abandoned his zimmer frame and was filmed running off into the distance
‘Who would have thought it? Running jumps, the occasional flip. Yoga and pilates of course. Just trying to stay fit,’ he continued as his stunt double pulled out some jaw-dropping moves.
‘Ahh yes and a half marathon win. No big deal. Just luck I suppose. It’s not much really. I’m very much at the beginning.
‘I need to work on my backflip. Take up skateboarding. Let’s not get carried away. Baby steps first,’ joked the star.
Legend: The former British Army officer raised £32.79 million for charity during the Covid-19 pandemic by walking laps in his garden before his 100th birthday
All of the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2020 winners have been interviewed and filmed by the publication, with creative production by Ridley Scott Creative Group’s Black Dog Films.
The full ceremony is now available to view via British GQ’s YouTube channel and the full list of winners can be found here: www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/gq-awards-2020-winners
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GQ MEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2020: ALL THE WINNERS
Iconic: John Boyega cemented his place as an icon when he used his profile to draw attention to the Black Lives Matter movement
WINNER: Captain Sir Tom Moore
WINNER: Ozzy Osbourne
Peroni Breakthrough Designer
WINNER: Daniel W Fletcher
Newcomer: Paul Mescal found overnight fame thanks to his lead role in Normal People
Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actor
WINNER: Paul Mescal
WINNER: Tommy Hilfiger
Maddox Gallery Artist
WINNER: Charlie Mackesy
Inspiring: Captain Sir Tom Moore was honoured for his fundraising efforts for the NHS which inspired the nation
WINNER: John Boyega
Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actress
WINNER: Lashana Lynch
A lifetime in the industry: Ozzy Osbourne has spent 50 years entertaining as a heavy metal musician
WINNER: Marcus Rashford
WINNER: Lewis Hamilton
WINNER: Piers Morgan
New category: GMB host Piers Morgan was named TV Personality
WINNER: Shawn Mendes
WINNER: Patrick Hutchinson
WINNER: Michaela Coel
Solo star: Shawn Mendes received the Solo Artist award
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