Recently won a bronze medal at the Masters Track & Field Indoor World Championships

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Lane 8 is the worst lane in the 400-meter sprint. The slowest runner is placed there.


In April 1999, i began running one mailbox a day for a week.

Each new week for many months i’d add an additional mailbox.

Mailboxes in my neighborhood are 100 meters apart.

So in four weeks for example, i was running 400 meters total without stopping – the equivalent of one lap around a High School track.

Pretty impressive, right?

In 2002 i ran my first 5k.

In 2005, i competed in my first Masters Track event in Orlando.

i got hooked on the karma older athletes demonstrate.

Fast forward a decade and i represented USA in the M50-54 age group at 400 meters at the 2009 Masters Track & Field Outdoor World Championships in Finland.

Finished as the World’s 43rd fastest M50-54 400-meter sprinter.

Telling you that to provide context for this…

Recently won a bronze medal at the Masters Track & Field Indoor World Championships.


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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.