Marina del Rey resident Julian Myers was the “winningest athlete” at the Huntsman World Senior Games, held October 9th to October 21st in St. George, Utah.
Myers, 88, is co-founder of AmigoDay, which celebrates the art of friendship.
He says he competed at the Senior Games because of its world friendships theme.
Wearing an AmigoDay T-shirt, Myers won first place in the 3,000-meter race, the 50-meter race and the long jump.
He finished second in javelin, the 200-meter race and the 800-meter race.
Almost 10,000 men and women age 50 and older from 24 nations are competing in the Senior Games. Competitors are limited to entering six events.
“My devoted wife made it all possible,” Myers said. “Her dedication to the goal of AmigoDay — just greet anyone anywhere your way on the first Sunday of any month — is complete.
“It didn’t hurt to train every day of my life on the jetty or have Orren Webber at Beyond Physical Therapy give me Pilates and massages.”
Myers hopes that businesses would sponsor AmigoDay events.
Next for Myers is the New Las Vegas Marathon to be held Sunday, December 10th. He won in his age group last year.