Friday, October 2, 2009

91-Year-Old Competes In Track And Field

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One 91-year-old runner prefers a little competition on the track.

Julian Myers has participated in 25 marathons and will compete in six track and field events at the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah, this Tuesday (Oct. 6).

The elderly athlete will do the javelin toss, long jump, and 50, 200, 800, and 3,000-meter races.

Myers admits he’s often the only one participating in his 90-94 age category, which means he wins a lot. He holds the record for the 3,000-meter with a time of 34.5 minutes.

However, he does have one friendly rival on the track.

A man who’s a year older usually beats him at the 50, 200, and 800-meter dashes.

Myers tries to “catch him every time,” but says his opponent is rather speedy. Still, it’s more fun than running alone.

While competing at the Senior Games, he hopes to promote a loving friendship appreciation holiday he created called AmigoDay.

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