Active Adult Living Photo of the Week

Sports Keeps Seniors Active

Mary Ann and I attended the USATF Masters Indoor Championship a couple of weeks ago. We saw many example of seniors excelling in track and field sports of all sorts that many thought not possible a few years ago. Many of these seniors will be at the World Masters Athletics Championships Indoor at Toruń Poland next week.

Thanks for photographer Rob Jerome for allowing me to post some of his photos from the USATF Masters Indoor Championship.

Betty Lindberg, 94; Christel Donley, 84; Rose Green, 80; and Irene Obera, 85.
Team USA has perhaps the most successful group of female and male athletes over the age of 80 in the world.
Rachel Guest in the lead.

Oscar Peyton, 66, beat Damien Leake, also 66, by .02 of a second in the M65 60 meters
John Starr, 90, today won Gold in the M90 3000m Race Walk with a time of 24:38.97, shaving almost 6 minutes off the American Record.
At Winston-Salem Indoor Nationals, Bruce McBarnette, 61, won his 41st national title in Masters High Jump.

In a highly competitive field, Mark Williams, 46, left, won Silver in the M45 400 meters. Note: my wife Mary Ann is watching on the left back side of this photo.

These seniors show us all what is possible and serve to motivate all of us as well.

By Robert Fowler

Robert Fowler is President of Retirement Media Inc. and publisher of Robert and his wife Mary Ann live at Village at Deaton Creek, a Del Webb Community in North Georgia. Robert has visited many 55+ Active Adult Communities and blogs about Active Adult Community Living.