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The Games Daily - July 6, 2015

 2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results Tri-ple Threats   Senior Athletes Take On Triathlon by Dan Piering - Photo by Erica Jacques The sun was still rising over Lake Phalen in St. Paul Sunday morning, but the senior athletes poised to tackle the triathlon at the 2015 Senior Games presented by Humana were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as they sprinted into ...
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The Games Daily - July 5, 2015

 2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results Torch Meets Fireworks: National Senior Games Kick Off With A Bang by Andrew Ruffing - Photo by Mikailn Rae Perry The 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana officially started in grand style when the torch appeared over the Mississippi River as athletes, supporters and fireworks fans cheered Saturday night. Minnesot...
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The Games Daily - July 3-4, 2015

2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results Let The Fun & Games Begin! Welcome to the first online edition of the 2015 Games Daily News! Our hope to capture the spirit of competition and camaraderie that characterizes The Games. In addition to the features, news and information, this page also provides links (see above) that will take you to a photo gallery (active on Jul...
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68 is the New 40?

Seniors Who Exercise Can Shave a Quarter-Century—Or More—Off Of Their Age National Senior Games Association Survey Reveals Vital Stats on Fitness Age of Athletes BATON ROUGE, La. (June 30, 2015) – Just in time for the start of the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana, The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) — a Multi-Sports Council Member of the United States Olympic Committee — tod...
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"Unexpected Plot Twists" June 2015 Athlete of the Month

HUMANA Hero: Jane Pittman, 60, Alexandria, Virginia Unexpected Plot Twists In her mid-50s, independent filmmaker Jane Pittman was looking for her next documentary subject. A friend suggested she check out the nearby NOVA United Senior Women's Basketball Association, in which more than 50 women between the ages of 50 and 76 from all around the metro Washington, DC region practice and compete. At th...
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The Family That Plays Together...

  From left: Monica, Tom, "Pop", Nancy, Buffy, Dan, Carl Jr. The Family That Plays Together...-The Horstman Family, Evansville, Indiana As the biennial National Senior Games approaches its 14th gathering of athletes since the first event was held in 1987, we are delighted to see more and more intergenerational participation. Earlier in our history, we saw participation by couples, si...
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Evansville, Indiana

As the third-largest city in Indiana, Evansville does not receive the attention it deserves. It has the distinction of being first in the state for senior athletics, since local annual Senior Games have been held there for over 25 years. The Southwestern Indiana Region Council on Aging (called SWIRCA & More) has been the driving force behind this achievement, and when the opportunity came up t...
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"Medal Worthy - In More Than One Way" May 2015 Athlete of the Month

HUMANA Hero: Jane Soeten, 88, Wasilla, Alaska Medal Worthy - In More Than One Way Jane Soeten has earned many medals as a senior athlete, including one gold and two bronze in field events at the 2013 National Senior Games presented by Humana. Last year, however, she picked up a special medal from a very different field of play when she traveled from Wasilla, Alaska to Washington, DC to receive a C...
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Walk Like a Mississipian

Walk Like a Mississipian - Donna Gonzales, 72, Terry, Mississippi Race walking is an often unappreciated sport. The casual observer might consider its movements quirky, but anyone who has tried it or watched closely will attest to the skill and focus it demands of athletes. Precise technique and endurance, requiring extensive mental and physical preparation, is required to properly compete. Race w...
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Biloxi, Mississippi

When we first called longtime volunteer and organizer Lucy Bickham to ask if NSGA could participate in the Celebration of Athletes for the Mississippi Senior Olympics (MSO), she warned us that there might not be more than 50 or 60 people coming. After all, the Mississippi Senior Olympics was merging with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Senior Games for the first time. Would people come down from the no...
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Rallying Through Life's Kill Shots

  Photos by: Matt Oleszczak Rallying Through Life's Kill Shots - Sharon Huczek, 67, Rochester, Michigan If you are looking for a model of perseverance and persistence, you need not look farther than Sharon Huczek. The same would be true if you are looking for a model of an inspirational person who makes a difference in other people's lives. As you will find from our conversation belo...
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"Carving the Lanes - and Birds" April 2015 Athlete of the Month

HUMANA Heroes: Jim Barksdale, 80 and Jan Weisel, 55 - Steeleville, Missouri Carving the Lanes - and Birds Some people take up sports as a hobby. Jim Barksdale of Steeleville, Missouri certainly has fun bowling, but considers his five decades of rolling the rock as a bit more than a hobby. Along the way he has collected a 25 year American Bowling Congress tournament plaque, multiple Missouri Senior...
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A Different Kind of Fish Story

A Different Kind of Fish Story - Alexandra Stafford, 54, Metairie, Louisiana NSGA's Personal Best initiative seeks to inspire an attitude for lifelong health and fitness in everyone by presenting profiles of Senior Games athletes who are successful examples of healthy, active aging. Having a sensible approach to nutrition is one aspect of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, so we decided to have a re...
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Cycling Away From Cancer

Cycling Away From Cancer - Michael Adsit, 65, Milford, Pennsylvania Statistics tell us that one of two American men and one of three American women will personally encounter cancer. The good news is that with research and medical advancements, a diagnosis doesn't always carry the "automatic death sentence" connotation it once had. There are more than 12 million survivors who are learning to live b...
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The Power of Love

The Power of Love - John C. Taylor, 94, Atlanta, Georgia It's not just anyone who can say they have done a triathlon in the National Senior Games at the age of 90 or older. In fact, no one but John C. Taylor can make that claim, which was accomplished in 2011 in Houston. Even more remarkable is that John didn't begin running until he was 60 years old as part of an ongoing process of reinventing hi...
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01 April 2017
Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: Julia Hawkins, 101, Baton Rouge, Louisiana As we often say, it’s never too late to get into The Games. It’s also never too...
19 March 2017
Personal Best Featured Athletes
Lee Stadem, 89, Sioux Falls, South Dakota You might say Leroy “Lee” Stadem has a reverence for sports and fitness. He believes that keepin...
19 March 2017
Personal Best Featured Athletes
Hazel Hassen Bey, 93, Montclair, New Jersey In sports, sometimes the story is about amazing feats of skill and glory. Other times, it is ab...
16 March 2017
News and Events
National Senior Games CEO Marc Riker visited Birmingham this week to prepare for the 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana! He team...