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Here's a picture depicting about half the recumbent racers present at the Huntsman World Senior Games. The other half of our group is down the street a bit talking shop (aero gear, routes, training).  We five are at the finish line whoopin' an' hollarin' for each new cyclist as they complete their race. Smiley Happy 

 

These games are as much about finding out what is possible for you as an individual senior as they are about supporting one another through that journey.

 

hwsg post ttJPG.jpg2017 Huntsman World Senior Games waiting for medals ceremony

 

 

BTW, a 90-year-old cyclist took 15 minutes off the previous course record for his division. 15 minutes! To get a feel for how completely amazing a feat that is, know this: the fastest rider, age 65 (and a record holder all over the country) completed this hilly 20K course in just over 27 minutes total. 

 

Yes: the 90-year-old received huge applause. And of course he won gold. But the best part? Getting to share his joy of the moment.

 

Like the feel good story of the swimmers in the original post, these inspiring Senior Games stories abound.  

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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We arrived home yesterday morning, and while we were in St George were busy racing recumbent trikes, so were not able to watch the swimming events, however can attest to the fact that camaraderie is thick with the cyclists as well. 

 

Senior Games are all about life. Living as well as possible. Being the best version of yourself; reaching for more and being more. 

 

I cannot say enough good things about senior athletes and the senior games organizations. I urge you to look into either volunteering or participating in a senior athlete event near you. You will be blessed, guaranteed. Smiley Happy

 

 

 

 

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Graham Johnston and Donald Baker, both 86 years old, have been friendly rivals for nearly 20 years. Johnston edged Baker in the 100-yard individual medley Thursday  (Oct 12th, 2017) morning at the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center, but both men said the camaraderie they share with each other and other swimmers is far more important than times or medals.

 

“It encourages older people to stay physically active until the day they die,” Johnston said of the Huntsman World Senior Games. This is his 16th year of participation at the games.

 

“You meet some really good people in swimming, people who are dedicated to good health,” agreed Baker, who has been a Huntsman World Senior Games participant for the past 23 years, all while battling multiple forms of cancer.

 

Read the entire article and watch the great video here: http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2017/10/12/jmr-86-year-old-swimmers-continue-friendly-rival...

 

 

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