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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

16 August 2018
Athlete of the Month
Ken Mink, 83, Maryville, Tennessee An often-heard joke among senior athletes after a good performance is, “Too bad you don’t have any colleg...
14 August 2018
Personal Best Tour Blogs
Nearly 300 athletes and friends gathered for the 2018 Idaho Senior Games (ISG) kickoff BBQ held on August 2 nd at scenic Julia Davis Park in...
25 July 2018
Personal Best Featured Athletes
Dick Johnson, 78, Boise, Idaho When pickleball players see Dick Johnson ’ s name on their match bracket, they know they are in for a challen...
25 July 2018
Personal Best Tour Blogs
News and Events
Father and son senior pole vaulters Chuck and Phil Milliman knew they were being honored with two awards, including NSGA Personal Best recog...