Jude Jefferson (left) with two handicaps — no spikes and short legs. I couldn't overhaul his brother.
Posted By: Ken Stone
June 23, 2018
From left: 6-year-old, 64-year-old moi, 10-year-old and 64-year-old all being kids. Photo by Bob Betancourt
The older I get, the faster they get — the young’ns I race in San Diego all-comers meets. In previous years, I reveled in smoking 10-year-olds. On Wednesday, at the Summer Nights Series
meet at Cuyamaca College
near my home, I had no problem with 6-year-old Jude Jefferson
in Lane 8. (I was in Lane 7.) But over in lane 5 was Gregory Jefferson
(his brother?). I saw him just ahead of me and tried to reel him in. But alas, he beat me 15.14 to 15.40 as fellow 64-year-old Mark Atherton
got a masters PR in 15.02. (See results here.)
I was delighted with my time, though — my fastest in nearly two years. (Training more than once a month DOES help, I’ve discovered.)
Also thrilled that I brought along my personal photographer — Chris Stone. My wife of 37 years shot a great series.
In 20 years, when Jude Jefferson is winning Olympic titles, I’ll dredge up these photos to prove I once smoked his butt. Photo by Chris Stone
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