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Published:June 1st, 2012 11:05 EST

Man, 93, Competing in Senior Games As A Sprinter

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Harold Bach got a late start on his track and field career. When he finally got going, he was 72 years old.

That was 21 years ago.

Today, at 93, he`s still competing, and the Dickenson, N.D., native will be in Mankato this week sprinting in four events at the Minnesota Senior Games."


Mankato Free Press

This elderly gentleman competes in the 50, 100, 200 and 400 meter dash events. I`m a few decades younger than Bach, but I would call it a day after competing in one of those events.

I hope there`s a station for changing adult diapers every few feet, and a doctor nearby. But in all seriousness, I have nothing but admiration and respect for Bach.

It`s never too late to enroll in college, find a new hobby, or get serious about exercising.If you are in your 50`s, 60`s, or even if you have one foot in the grave, it`s time to get off your butt and do something worthwhile with your time.

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