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The Bolder Woman: S2E2 - Irene Obera, Amercan Sprinter

Released Monday, 16th September 2019
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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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