Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ageless Runner & Jumper

She’s 63 and she has won:

71 gold medals, 19 silver and 7 bronze.”








I like this part:

“An adventurous sort, she has vaulted against men and even engaged them in the decathlon, in which only men normally compete. At one meet, she entered an alien event, the triple jump, against men after two of them took her by the arms and showed her the technique. At another, she was roped at the last second into the steeplechase, which she had never practiced, to help fill out a small field.”

Whole article here.

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