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METHUSALAH’S MAD DASH by Peter Nolan Smith

Last year I read that senior athletes competed against each other in a variety of track and field events. I had to ask myself, “Could I beat a 90 year-old in the 100-meter dash?” The current record by a 95 year-old was 22 seconds. In Brooklyn I talked my friend AP into officiating my race […]

TWICE THE MAN by Peter Nolan Smith

My good friend Marge had lived a long life. The Maine native had served as the athletic director at several all-women’s colleges in New England. The nonagenarian exercised daily and ate healthy foods. Marge abstained from alcohol, although she liked a cold beer on a hot summer day on Watchic Pond. Back in 1927 my […]