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Senior Olympics 2013 (Cleveland Ohio)

Saturday, December 29, 2012

"The National Senior Games or "Senior Olympics" is a sports competition for seniors from the United States. It is a multi-sport event specifically devoted to adults aged 50+ (events are divided into age groups with five years interval). It is composed of regional competitions held yearly in all American states. Every two years a nationwide event is held in one state (the National Senior Olympics).

The first Senior Olympics took place in 1987 and attracted 2,500 people. Recent attendance (Louisville, 2007) had over 10,000 competitors and 20,000 spectators, with oldest competitors being over 100 years old." (from Wikipedia)

Next year (2013) the Senior Olympics will be in Cleveland, OH. I know at least three people who will compete. One is a time trialist (cycling) and two are triathlon. If you are close check out this link

If you are older than 50, you might want to check in to the criteria to qualify for the next Senior Olympics (Twin Cities 2015)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    I'm gonna be there to run in the 10K and trying to make up some of the lost time due to an ankle injury - - are you still doing it??

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    Interesting - scary I could do it.

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LKEITHO 1/2/2013 9:05PM

    I'm still hoping to be at the games in Cleveland this year. Trying to see if I can get the time. Maybe I'll see you there!

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BILL60 12/30/2012 8:12AM

    I "try" to compete at city level in the bike portion. Lots of fun.

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COOP9002 12/29/2012 4:02PM

    Thanks for the invite. I should be eligible by 2015.

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JOPAPGH 12/29/2012 2:51PM

    One of my regular running buddies qualified for the half mile and the mile run in the 60 - 65 category

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 12/29/2012 2:18PM

    I see that they don't wait 4 years in between like they do for the youngsters.

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