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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

07 December 2019
Athlete of the Month
Bob Messersmith, 86, San Juan Capistrano, California Bob Messersmith has built a senior basketball dynasty. The teams he has organized and c...
05 November 2019
Athlete of the Month
Kathy Meares, 72, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Kathy Meares has never needed to be told to go out and play, and her youth was filled with sports. ...
07 October 2019
Athlete of the Month
James Jackson, 53, Denton, Texas It’s rare for a runner to win best overall times in both the 5K and 10K road races in a National Senior Gam...
01 October 2019
News and Events
The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) was honored to be presented the 22 nd Sterling Friendship Award at a gala event held on Septemb...