Our guest today is 86 year old American track & field athlete Irene Obera who specializes in sprint events and during her extended career she has set many world records and won numerous world championships
. She is currently a member of the W70 world record holding 4x100 metres relay
team. She also holds the current American record
in the W60 and W75 100 metres
and the W75 200 metres
. Her accolades are so many and in July 2014, at San Francisco Track and Field Club
's Pride Track & Field Meet in Hayward
, California she broke two world records in 80m hurdles and 200m hurdles
.marking her sixth and seventh world titles that year. A pioneer in Masters athletics
, in 1996, Obera was elected into the inaugural class of the USATF Masters Hall of Fame
. Irene does not ease up on her training. A typical week includes tennis 2-3 times, gym 4 times, track 3 times and bowling 2-3. Her next major competition is the 2020 World Masters Championships.
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