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Gone, But Never Forgotten

Followers of this blog will be aware that I have dedicated my efforts to Eric Todd , one of the journalism interns from the U of Minnesota who performed well for our media center operations during the 2015 National Senior Games held in the Twin Cities. Eric posted early this year that he had stage 4 cancer, and I was compelled to join TeamEric and give him a shot in the arm in his battle. As it tu...
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Smoking the Competition - 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 Games. It’s only happened four times in our 32-year history, most recently in 2011. Now, James Jackson of Denton, Texas joins that elite group with his performance at the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana. Many runners in North Texas have been readin...
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Another Honor for NSGA: The Sterling Friendship Award

The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) was honored to be presented the 22 nd Sterling Friendship Award at a gala event held on September 27 in Chicago. CEO Marc T. Riker was on hand to accept the award. The Sterling Friendship Award annually honors an individual or group making an extraordinary impact on their community while embodying the highest ideals of aging with grace. The event raised...
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The Long Run - September 2019

Hurry - Last Chance to Vote for SportsTravel Award! As reported last month, the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana has been nominated for the SportsTravel Award in the “Best Amateur Sports Event” category. The deadline to vote is TOMORROW September 16th at the link below. If you have not voted yet, PLEASE take a moment to do so to help bring recognition for the Senior Games Movement. T...
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The Long Run - June 2019

See you in Albuquerque!
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Nothing Keeps Alice Down

Alice Walker, 87, Chester, South Carolina Editor’s Note: NSGA is a partner to promoting National Falls Prevention Awareness Day each September. Our research on highly active older adults who compete in The Games reveals that they experience falls at one-third the rate of their age peers, and that a larger percentage recover from falls they do experience. Alice Walker is just such an example that p...
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Performing a Lofty Role - August 2019 Athlete of the Month

David Salazar, 69, Cedar Crest, New Mexico NSGA’s official highlights video from the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana sought to go beyond action clips and honor the athletes and the people of Albuquerque and New Mexico by selecting a local athlete to represent them in an unusual way. The video titled “Enchanted” (watch it here) features stunning drone video shots of a medal winner pe...
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The Long Run - August 2019

2019 Games Nominated for SportsTravel Award PLEASE VOTE! Every year, SportsTravel Magazine polls industry professionals and the public to select the best sporting events in amateur, collegiate and professional categories. The National Senior Games has won the prestigious SportsTravel Award twice before, and we are thrilled to announce that The Games are nominated again! The 2019 National Senior Ga...
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Renewing a “Rivalry” by Chance - July 2019 Athlete of the Month

Bob Shannon, 66,  Alameda, CA and  Jeff Johanson, 65,  Arnold, CA It’s not that unusual for senior athletes to know others from their youthful sporting days who also participate in National Senior Games. But it’s quite another thing to realize that the guy in the lane next to you is someone you used to compete with-and against-in school who you haven’t seen in 47 years. Bob Shannon, 66 and Jeff Jo...
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The Long Run - July 2019

Game On! Enchanted - 2019 Games Video Recap New Mexico is called "The Land of Enchantment" and those who attended the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana know it’s true. Athletes and guests enjoyed great weather, excellent facilities, overwhelming hospitality and volunteerism, and a community spirit summed up in the city's motto of "One Albuquerque." A historically high number of athlet...
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Winning for TeamEric: The Race Within the Race Within the Race

Where to start? Those were my first words when I began this blog last year, and so much has transpired that I am again confounded with how to properly convey my experience and emotions on race day. But it seems appropriate to frame my experience with the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana (and the months leading up to it) as the race within the race within the race.   The first race wa...
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Breaking Good in Albuquerque: 17 American and 185 National Senior Games Records Fall in Spirited 2019 Competition

Track & Field elite Kathy Bergen leads the way with eight high marks ALBUQUERQUE, NM, June 25, 2019 - As the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana ends competition today, more than 202 new records have set a higher bar for future competition. In addition to 17 pending new American records, 185 National Senior Games records were shattered by 124 athletes in eight sports including track...
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Games Daily News - June 25, 2019

Photo Gallery  |  Results  |  Video Recaps  |  Games in the News Breaking Good in Albuquerque: 17 American and 185 National Senior Games Records Fall in Spirited 2019 Competition Track & Field elite Kathy Bergen leads the way with eight high marks ALBUQUERQUE, NM, June 25, 2019 - As the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana ends competition today, more than 202 new records have set a ...
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Games Daily News - June 24, 2019

Photo Gallery  |  Results  |  Video Recaps  |  Games in the News In this edition: The Courage to Encourage Ed True Continues National Games Streak Participants, Spectators Share Real Senior Moments And more! Winning With a Rosy Outlook Rosemary “Rosy” Spraker, 55, ran both the 5k and 10k this week at the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana. In the 10k, the Virginia trekker took the runn...
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Games Daily News - June 23, 2019

Photo Gallery  |  Results  |  Video Recaps  |  Games in the News In this edition: Triathlon Relay Makes a Splash in 2019 Debut Former WNBA Star Simone Edwards Returns to Coach in National Senior Games Media Volley: Carol Klenfner is Spreading Senior Games Message And more!   Triathlon Challenge: Dave Campbell’s Hard Work Bests Younger Divisions   Triathletes between ages 50-89 took on the challeng...
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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...
01 September 2019
Athlete of the Month
Alice Walker, 87, Chester, South Carolina Editor’s Note: NSGA is a partner to promoting National Falls Prevention Awareness Day each Septemb...
16 August 2019
Athlete of the Month
David Salazar, 69, Cedar Crest, New Mexico NSGA’s official highlights video from the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana sought t...