Friday, December 9, 2005

Sprinter Wins GeezerJock Of The Year

HOUSTON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Getting older isn’t slowing down 55-year-old Bill Collins of Houston: The sprinter has just been named GeezerJock of the Year by GeezerJock magazine.

The Geezer part of the title is a bit of misnomer because the magazine honors athletes 40 and up, and Collins is everything but an out of shape oldster, at 155 pounds and six percent body fat.

In fact, Collins swept the 100, 200 and 400-meter races at the 2005 USA Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships and the 2005 World Masters Games for his then 50-54 age bracket.

In Collins’ words, “Since 1967 I started high school track, and I never stopped running.”

While Collins is honored, he admits he’s taken a ribbing about the term geezer.

He says his oldest son phoned him to say, “I didn’t expect you were a geezer.”

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