Friday, June 24, 2011

Oldest Competitor Breaks World Record

Trent Lane, 101, the oldest competitor in the 2011 Summer National Senior Games, now holds his fifth world record and seventh U.S. masters record. The Louisiana native set a new world record in the hammer throw, Tuesday, reaching 11.32 meters. He broke the old record by 2.46 meters that was set in 2002. Lane also competed in javelin, shot put and discus, winning Gold in all three. He didn’t start competing in track and field events until 1991. Now, Lane holds U.S. and world records in hammer throw, javelin, weight throw and throw pentathlon for the men’s 95-99 age group, setting all in 2005 and 2006. He missed a few years of competition due to injuries sustained from falling while putting sheet metal on a roof. Following the close of competition at the National Senior Games, Lane will travel to compete in the World Masters Athletic Championships in Sacramento, CA in early July.

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