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Games Daily News - June 14-15, 2019

  In this Edition: 100-Year Storm Expected to Hit Albuquerque Flame Arrival Ceremony to Ignite The Games, Celebrate New Mexican Culture Dr. Elmo Brings Christmas in June to Albuquerque And more! Release: 2019 Games in Albuquerque Boasts Record-High Athlete Attendance Event will showcase #RealSeniorMoments of healthy, active aging ALBUQUERQUE, NM - New Mexico has 13,712 reasons to be excited this s...
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2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana Boasts Record-High Athlete Attendance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 10, 2019  Event will showcase #RealSeniorMoments of healthy, active aging ALBUQUERQUE, NM - New Mexico has 13,712 reasons to be excited this summer. That’s the number of athletes age 50 and over who will compete in 20 medal sports at the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana taking place in Albuquerque June 14-25. This represents an all-time high participation ...
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The Long Run - May 2019

NSGA Contact Information NSGA HQ Mailing address: P.O. Box 5630, Clearwater, FL 33758-5630 Main Phone: (727) 475-1187 Association News Biggest. Games. Ever. The largest multi-sport Olympic-style event in the world for seniors just got larger. The 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana will have the most registered athletes in the 32-year history of the event with 13,712 athletes competing ...
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Pickleball Therapy - May 2019 Athlete of the Month

Kory Kelly, 51, Ogden, Utah Athletes go through struggles on and off the field, but few have faced adversity at a level similar to what Kory Kelly has been through. After serving in Afghanistan as a member of the Air Force and on special assignment to other government organizations, Kelly was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to an extreme level where he would stay at home excep...
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Moon Walker Meets Acoma Race Walker

Last week I fly-walked out to Albuquerque to participate in a press conference hosted by Mayor Tim Keller to announce that the 2019 National Senior Games had smashed the previous all-time record for athletes. 13,712 is a crazy number, a full 30% above 2017 and 14% over our previous high. For once, everyone around me was also walking on the Moon! Some truly memorable things happened while I was the...
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2019 National Senior Games Presented by Humana Smashes Athlete Participation Record

13,712 registrations exceed 2017 number by 30 Percent ALBUQUERQUE – The largest Olympic-style multisport event for people over 50 just got larger. The 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana, which will be held in Albuquerque June 14 – 25, has the most registered athletes in the 32-year history of the event. Additionally, New Mexico is the number one state for athletes registered. With all ...
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The Long Run - April 2019

NSGA Contact Information NSGA HQ Mailing address:  P.O. Box 5630, Clearwater FL 33758-5630 Main Phone:  (727) 475-1187 Association News Greater Fort Lauderdale Named 2021 Games Host On March 19, Greater Fort Lauderdale was announced as host of the 2021 National Senior Games presented by Humana at a gathering of media and supporters at the Greater Fort Lauderdale and Broward County Convention Cente...
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Chama the Charmer - April 2019 Athlete of the Month

Debbie Klecan,  64, Edgewood, New Mexico Debbie Klecan is a multi-talented person - masters swimmer, photographer, illustrator, art teacher and expert dog trainer. Her best attribute, however, is how she has met extreme physical challenges brought on by a horrific car accident 18 years ago with a smile and more determination to live life to the fullest. “I’m a different swimmer after the accident ...
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Holy Power Walk, Batman!

Well, I’ve navigated my two tune-up races before the National Senior Games in June and have once again proven I can’t do anything normally.  Something weird usually happens wherever I go. While I confess a lot of times the weirdness is instigated by me, serendipity often visits with a smile. To the point, in my first competition at the Polk County Senior Games two weeks ago, the news was not that ...
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Greater Fort Lauderdale Announced as Host For The 2021 National Senior Games presented by Humana

Significant economic impact expected from massive Olympic-style event FORT LAUDERDALE, March 19 – Greater Fort Lauderdale, Florida has been awarded the bid to host the 2021 National Senior Games Presented by Humana, the largest multi-sport championship event in the world for adults 50 and over. The announcement was made today at a gathering of key supporters, media and local senior athletes held a...
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The Long Run - March 2019

NSGA Contact Information NSGA HQ Mailing address: P.O. Box 5630, Clearwater FL 33758-5630 Main Phone: (727) 475-1187 Association News Personal Best Features Two New Mexico Athletes This year, we decided to feature one male and one female athlete from our host state to add more "local flavor" to our Personal Best athlete profiles as we all prepare for The Games in Albuquerque. We asked New Mexico S...
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Quiet Courage

Bonnie Coleman, 64, Bernalillo, New Mexico “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston S. Churchill When we asked New Mexico Senior Olympics to recommend a female athlete who exemplifies the journey to persevere through obstacles and challenges to enjoy their own optimum health and wellness, Bonnie Coleman was their immediate choice. She was n...
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“When I walk, I think about my tribe - I think about the youth”

Ralph Paytiamo, 81, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico Ralph Paytiamo is proud of his heritage. With history dating back 2,000 years, New Mexico’s Acoma Pueblo is said by many to be the longest continuously inhabited community in America. While many traditions and cultural practices have survived and there are many strong and wise members to carry their ways forward, the tribe also struggles with many chall...
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Competing from Z to A - March 2019 Athlete of the Month

Zoltan Zsohar, 71, Dallas, Texas What makes for a competitor? There are many possible answers to that, but for cyclist Zoltan Zsohar, it might just have started with his name. “I was last kid in line in a lot of situations,” he explains. “When I started college they assigned seats in alphabetical order. Because the classes were overbooked at first, I ended up standing in the back of the class. So,...
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Power Walk 101

I’ve cruised this far with my blog without actually offering readers background on what power walk is, and just as importantly, what it is not. The confusion is understandable because there have been no formal rules or guidance on having power walk competitions. Several NSGA state qualifying games have held fast walk or power walk events, and for most people the term has been loosely applied to wa...
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10 June 2019
News and Events
Press Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 10, 2019  Event will showcase #RealSeniorMoments of healthy, active aging ALBUQUERQUE, NM - New Mexico has 13,71...
15 May 2019
Athlete of the Month
Kory Kelly, 51, Ogden, Utah Athletes go through struggles on and off the field, but few have faced adversity at a level similar to what Kory...
10 April 2019
News and Events
Press Releases
13,712 registrations exceed 2017 number by 30 Percent ALBUQUERQUE – The largest Olympic-style multisport event for people over 50 just got l...
10 April 2019
Athlete of the Month
Debbie Klecan,  64, Edgewood, New Mexico Debbie Klecan is a multi-talented person - masters swimmer, photographer, illustrator, art teacher ...