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Class of 2017 Personal Best Athletes

There’s an additional definition of “personal best” that senior athletes exemplify, and that anyone can achieve. It’s not about a peak moment in time or distance in sports; it’s about overcoming challenges and obstacles, staying motivated throughout your life, and inspiring others by your example. This results in greater longevity and a healthy, active lifestyle – and that is your Personal Best!

 

 

 

“THE GREAT EIGHT”

In 2017, NSGA celebrated the 30th Anniversary of National Senior Games. There were eight athletes who had competed in every competition since the first Games in 1987, which is an incredible accomplishment and a testimony to the benefits of staying active to enjoy healthy aging.  As a result, we dedicated the Personal Best Class of 2017 to “The Great Eight.” You won’t want to miss reading every one!

 

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Class of 2017 Personal Best Athletes

Roy Englert, 94
Hazel Hassen Bey, 93
Ann McGowan, 92
Lee Stadem, 89
George Freeman, 86
Ed True, 85
Dottie Gray, 91

 

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Classic News Read

14 June 2018
News and Events
On June 13, Albuquerque celebrated it upcoming hosting of the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana with a One Year Out Celebration...
05 June 2018
Athlete of the Month
Brad Winter, 66, Albuquerque, New Mexico When Brad Winter was a kid, he and his friends liked to use a broomstick to jump up on walls. “My f...
01 June 2018
News and Events
Press Releases
Clearwater, FL - In 2017, The National Senior Games proudly celebrated its 30th Anniversary. As the largest multisport event in the world fo...
09 May 2018
Athlete of the Month
Peggy Birkenbuel, 79, Fairbanks, Alaska When athletes travel to the National Senior Games, they usually fly if the drive is more than a day ...