Seventy One and on the Run

Seventy One and on the Run

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When you hit 70, you earn the right to watch tv all day if that’s what you feel like doing. You’re retired and no one can tell you what to do. Irene Obrera isn’t satisfied sitting around the house. She wants to run! She’s an athlete after all. After a six year hiatus, she’s back on the track and ready to reclaim her winning ways.

She owns several records in the 100, 200, and 400 meter events for her age group. She also has 24 medals. She is a member of the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame. Her name is listed amongst the first year inductees: List of 1996 Masters Inductees

Her most recent record was set in the 100 meters in the USA Masters Meet in 2005. It was the 11th time she had participated in the event. She owns it. She has never lost at a USA Masters!

What keeps Obrera running? She wants to do things no one else has done. According to a recent Daily Review Newspaper article (Daily Review), Obrera’s goal is be a “World Champion in two centuries”. She’s well on her way to her goal. Next stop is Spain where she will compete in the 16th World Masters Athletes Championship.

[Photo courtesy of : Vullioud Pierre-Andre, www.sxc.hu]

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