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Finding a New Course of Action

Finding a New Course of Action
Mike Stacks, 52, Birchwood, Tennessee When Mike Stacks crossed the finish line with the top overall time for the triathlon-by more than two minutes-at the 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana, it caused a double-take among many longtime competitors. Who was that guy? How was he able to eat up those hills and leave everyone behind in the cycling stage? In fact, at 52, Mike had just become...
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“I’m just another grateful athlete”

“I’m just another grateful athlete”
Carol Klenfner, 72, New York City, New York Carol Klenfner knows it’s only table tennis, but she likes it. With age, everyone has a story to tell, but we suspect only Carol can say she’s been in the world of rock and roll, and now rocks out playing table tennis in the National Senior Games. Sounds glamourous, but it would take a very bumpy patch of midlife challenges to reshape her life in unexpec...
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"Second Chance at a Dream" January 2018 Athlete of the Month

"Second Chance at a Dream" January 2018 Athlete of the Month
Liz Sharp, 70, Monroe, Louisiana Liz Sharp has always believed in giving second chances, and has witnessed it many times as a personal assistant and administrative consultant with pastors in North Louisiana over the past 32 years. She put that belief into action with her own ministry that has operated a rooming house in Monroe since 1998. “We help people get a second chance at life,” she says. “We...
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The Long Run - December 2017

The Long Run - December 2017
Association News 2017 Games Earn 2nd Sports Industry Award! Last month, we were excited to report that The 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana had won the 2017 SportsTravel Award in the category of "Amateur - Best Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event." We were proud to top the voting again, having previously won the same award in 2007, 2011 and 2013. This month, we are ecstatic to shar...
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"The Long and Short of Bob Lida" December 2017 Athlete of the Month

"The Long and Short of Bob Lida" December 2017 Athlete of the Month
Bob Lida, 81, Wichita, Kansas One of the names that appears repeatedly in National Senior Games track & field sprint records is Bob Lida. His name also appears next to age division world records and other high marks in masters track events, which has landed the Kansas native in the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame and earned a 2012 Best Masters of the World award from the International Assoc...
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2017 National Senior Games Earns Two Awards

2017 National Senior Games Earns Two Awards
Sports tourism industry recognizes excellence in event’s 30 th anniversary year BATON ROUGE, La. (November 28, 2017) -The 2017 National Senior Games Presented by Humana, has earned two prestigious awards in less than one month. The Games, held this past June in Birmingham, Alabama, won the 2017 SportsTravel Award in the category of "Amateur - Best Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event.” The winner...
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The Long Run - November 2017

The Long Run - November 2017
Live Your Healthiest Life Start with Healthy We would like to take a moment to personally thank you for being part of the Senior Games movement. Because of people like you, these incredible events have inspired the world and demonstrated that achievement is limitless for active adults who lead a healthy lifestyle. That's why we're proud of our National Senior Games sponsor Humana, one of the natio...
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"Thirty Years Through Alice’s Looking Glass" November 2017 Athlete of the Month

"Thirty Years Through Alice’s Looking Glass" November 2017 Athlete of the Month
Alice Carroll, 85, Syracuse, New York In a way, Alice Carroll wishes she was one year older. The 85-year-old retired nurse from Syracuse, New York has participated in all National Senior Games since they began…well, almost. She wanted to go to the first gathering in St. Louis in 1987, but there was a problem. “I was only 54 in 1986, and you had to be 55 to qualify and get in at that time,” she exp...
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2017 National Senior Games Earns Coveted Sports Travel Award

2017 National Senior Games Earns Coveted Sports Travel Award
Voted by industry as best of its kind for the fourth time in awards history NSGA is excited to announce that the 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana, held this past June in Birmingham, Alabama has earned a prestigious 2017 SportsTravel Award in the category of "Amateur - Best Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event.” The results of the voting were revealed at the TEAMS 2017 Conference hel...
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The Long Run - October 2017

The Long Run - October 2017
Association News NSGA Mourns Passing of Co-founder Ken Marshall The Senior Games Movement has lost one of its founding pioneers. Ken Marshall, who organized the first National Senior Olympics in 1987 with Harris Frank, passed away on September 16 in St. Louis at the age of 90. A detailed obituary can be read here. The team of Marshall and Frank was essential to engage St. Louis for support, and to...
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"Service With a Smile" October 2017 Athlete of the Month

"Service With a Smile" October 2017 Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: John White, 66, Milwaukee, Wisconsin John White takes his sports seriously, make no mistake about it. But we’ve noticed that even in the heat of a triathlon, he’s always the one who waves and manages to beam a smile as he makes his way by spectators. The more you learn about the lifelong Milwaukee resident, the more you appreciate that he wants nothing more than for others to join him...
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"Daughter Inspires Mom to Get Back in the Saddle" September 2017 Athlete of the Month

"Daughter Inspires Mom to Get Back in the Saddle" September 2017 Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: Candace Kennedy-Hess, 63, Kintnersville, Pennsylvania Six years ago, Candace Kennedy-Hess thought her cycling days were long over. The challenges of a single mom raising kids, earning a master’s degree at NYU, and pursuing a successful sales and marketing career had relegated her custom bike to be a garage wall hanger for 16 years. “I grew up on the Jersey Shore and rode bikes a lot,”...
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The Long Run - September 2017

The Long Run - September 2017
Community Caring The NSGA hopes and prays that the many people who suffered from the aftermath of the recent hurricanes will have a speedy recovery. We encourage you to do what you feel is appropriate to help communities recover. The individual who gathers and presents the news usually is in the background. Del Moon, NSGA Media and Communications, manages the monthly e-newsletter with informative ...
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The Long Run - August 2017

The Long Run - August 2017
Association News Time to Vote Again! 2017 Games Nominated for Industry Award NSGA is excited to announce that the 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana held in Birmingham, Alabama has been nominated for the SportsTravel Award in the category of "Amateur - Best Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event" and for the "Best Sports Event of the Year." The SportsTravel Awards program bestows honors...
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"On Top of The World" August 2017 Athlete of the Month

"On Top of The World" August 2017 Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: Curt Davison, 92, Kirkwood, Missouri Curt Davison is not known to throw his weight around, other than on the field of play at Senior Games. But when he does, he really lets it fly, and it has landed him in the record books. After 35 years in Senior Games, he now holds a world record. The 92-year-old from Kirkwood, Missouri participates in multiple running and field events, and at...
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12 January 2018
Personal Best Featured Athletes
Mike Stacks, 52, Birchwood, Tennessee When Mike Stacks crossed the finish line with the top overall time for the triathlon-by more than two ...
11 January 2018
Personal Best Featured Athletes
Carol Klenfner, 72, New York City, New York Carol Klenfner knows it’s only table tennis, but she likes it. With age, everyone has a story to...
08 January 2018
Athlete of the Month
Liz Sharp, 70, Monroe, Louisiana Liz Sharp has always believed in giving second chances, and has witnessed it many times as a personal assis...
14 December 2017
Athlete of the Month
Bob Lida, 81, Wichita, Kansas One of the names that appears repeatedly in National Senior Games track & field sprint records is Bob Lida...