Monday, October 8, 2007

Eighty-Nine-Year-Old Man Ready To Compete In Track And Field Events

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – An 89-year-old man is getting ready to take home first place at the 21st Annual Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah, tomorrow (Oct. 9).

Julian Myers, a longtime Hollywood publicist, has competed in 24 marathons and races in his 89 years of life and he’s not slowing down.

At the Senior Games, Myers will compete in six events, including the javelin toss, 3,000-meter races, and the long jump.

To prepare for the event, Myers has been running everyday, pounding the pavement three miles a day during the week, and eight miles on Saturdays and Sundays.

Says Myers: “I’m always ready to run a marathon, every day of my life. My wife says I should take one day off a week, but running makes me happy.”

After putting in long hours of training, Myers is excited to show off his track and field skills, especially in the long jump event.

He explains, “I won last year’s long jump, but I was the only senior competing. I didn’t jump very far, but they got a great picture of me that looked like I was 15-feet in the air! I want to beat my own record.”

While competing, Myers also hopes to promote a holiday he created called “Amigo Day,” which celebrates friendship, love, and happiness.

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