Valley-Wide OLDlympics continues to attract area seniors to challenging athletic competitions

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The field of senior men, each 50 or older, start off in a competitive 1,500-meter run during the OLDlympics track and field events held annually by Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District at Hemet High School Stadium track. They all finished. Tony Ault photo
The annual Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District’s OLDlympics continues to attract hundreds of older residents, some in their mid-90s, to compete in 18 physically and mentally challenging events at different parks, mobile home parks, libraries and schools. Perhaps the most athletically challenging of these events was the track and field competition Saturday, Sept. 28, which saw 118 seniors compete, including Jack Honberger at the age of 95. Joining the track and field events was world champion senior athlete Fred Lindsley, 74, who won several of the running events including the 800-meter dash. Lindsley, with three other senior runners, still may hold the world record for a relay race earned in France. The
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