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"There's Gratitude in My Attitude" February 2016 Athlete of the Month

Luise Easton, 77, Olmsted Falls, Ohio Luise Easton was no stranger to the triathlon when she got the notion to give it another go in 2008. “I did them years ago, but then I had several foot surgeries. I didn’t do another one for 20 years,” the former high school physical education teacher recalls. After overcoming medical hurdles, and an earlier battle to drop 100 pounds from her petite frame, Eas...
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The Long Run - February 2016

Association News 2016 Annual Conference Increases Excitement for 2017 Games  More than 90 Coordinators and key organizers from NSGA's 51 Member Games gathered at the Sheraton-Birmingham Hotel last month for the 2016 Annual Conference and Board of Directors meetings. The schedule was packed with workshops, committee and regional meetings, special events, and a sneak peek at activities and venu...
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The Long Run - January 2016

Association News Setting the Stage for a Special Commemoration  The 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana will be held on the 30th Anniversary of The Games, and planning is well underway to celebrate this landmark.   Starting in December of this year, we will begin distribution of a separate 30th Anniversary monthly e-newsletter devoted entirely to information and features about...
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"Buzzing Along" January 2016 Athlete of the Month

Buzz Gagne, 68, Concord, New Hampshire The most publicized event of the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana was the heated battle of javelins between centenarians John Zilverberg and Fred Winters, which was seen on The Today Show and on numerous media websites. While noteworthy, the cameras did not catch a younger athlete setting new records and building on his own legacy in the same sp...
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"State-to-State Recovery" December 2015 Athlete of the Month

Mike Devaney, 65, Miami, Arizona Mike Devaney only started his career as a track and race walking senior athlete last year, but his face is rapidly becoming as familiar as any of his more experienced peers. That’s because Mike, who went through a serious health scare in 2014, is acting on an inspiration to go to the 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana, and to compete in as many qualifyi...
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The Long Run - December 2015

Association News Personal Best Closes Year in Sunny Florida  Ryan Beighley, 90-year-old swimmer and runner, displays his Personal Best certificate above with his wife Marty (also a Senior Games athlete) by his side. He is congratulated by NSGA CEO Marc T. Riker (left) and Florida Senior Games Director (and current NSGA Board Chair) Stephen Rodriguez at the presentation made at the Long Center...
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“Wait to Worry”

“Wait to Worry” - Ryan Beighley, 90, The Villages, Florida Most of us can (or one day will) point to a moment or experience that brings about a profound change. When you ask 90-year-old Ryan Beighley what has motivated him to keep running and swimming through his life, the decorated World War II veteran has one of the more interesting answers- he literally had to run and swim for his life. Ryan, w...
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Clearwater, Florida

The 2015 Florida Senior Games began with an awards ceremony to honor their 2014 Games Athletes of the Year, Walt Deal and Danuta Kubelik. Both are past National Senior Games competitors. Also at the ceremony was State Representative Kathleen Peters, second from right and City of Clearwater Government Mayor, George Cretekos. It was the first time in the event’s 24 year history that the state games ...
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Senior Athlete, 90, Recognized for Health and Fitness

CLEARWATER, Florida, December 5, 2015 – The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) visited the kick-off ceremony for the 2015Florida Senior Games and recognized 90-year-old runner and swimmer Ryan Beighley of The Villages with a Personal Best Award. The opening ceremony also honored the Florida Senior Games’ 2014 Games Athletes of the Year, Walt Deal and Danuta Kubelik. Both are past N...
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The Long Run - November 2015

Association News NSGA Stays Connected at TEAMS Conference  NSGA staff attended the TEAMS Conference the week of November 9th. TEAMS attracts more than 1,400 attendees including CEOs, executive directors, and event managers from sports organizations as well as representatives from sports commissions and convention bureaus, corporate sponsors, event suppliers and other hospitality industry opin...
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"Swimming With Piranhas" - November 2015 Athlete of the Month

Rosemary Sexton, 65 Kingsport, Tennessee For Rosemary Sexton, returning home to Kingsport, Tennessee with two swimming medals from the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana “was right up there with my wildest expectations considering the level of competition.” She had only started training a few years ago, but her efforts resulted with a bronze medal in the 200 meter individual medley, an...
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"Fun with Fitness" October 2015 Athlete of the Month

Jim Runge, 72, Eldorado, Texas We promote Senior Games as an opportunity to find fitness, fun and fellowship. Jim Runge of Eldorado, Texas has been in the business of promoting fun, so it's natural he would want to incorporate his style into his sports. Runge, now 72, provided midway games and novelty acts for parties, corporate events and festivals for many years in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Ov...
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The Long Run - October 2015

Association News Anne Warner Cribbs Honored with 2015 Olympic Torch Award We are proud to announce that one of our own has received a high honor from the United States Olympic Committee. On September 25, Anne Warner Cribbs was named the 2015 Olympic Torch Award recipient at the closing awards dinner for the 2015 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly held in Colorado Springs. NSGA's CEO Marc T. Rike...
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National Senior Games Association “Doubles Down” in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, October 4, 2015 – The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) honored 60-year-old tennis player and cancer survivor Brenda Talley and 64-year old elite badminton medalist Debbie Lorenzo with its Personal Best Award last night at the Nevada Senior Games Celebration of Athletes dinner held annually during the state competition. NSGA has been presenting the award to a ha...
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Shuttling Around The World

Shuttling Around The World - Debbie Lorenzo, 64, Las Vegas, Nevada It's only fitting that Debbie Lorenzo found herself settling into Las Vegas two decades ago. The previous years, beginning in her native Singapore, were full of action, surprises and excitement-and not all of it pleasant. She gambled on her life moves, scored on opportunities and overcame all manner of challenges. At every turn, a ...
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12 March 2015
Personal Best Featured Athletes
Cycling Away From Cancer - Michael Adsit, 65, Milford, Pennsylvania S tatistics tell us that one of two American men and one of three Americ...
12 March 2015
Personal Best Featured Athletes
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 ...
12 March 2015
Personal Best Featured Athletes
Of Mentors, Mountains and Marathons - Della Works, 80, Casper, Wyoming At each phase of her life, Della Works hasn't begun to imagine what t...
11 March 2015
Athlete of the Month
Vicki Fox, 56, Huntington, New York People not familiar with the Senior Games Movement often assume that all of the athletes have been activ...