Video: 86-Year-Old Sprinter Don Cheek is Fast and Inspiring
You’re bound to be inspired by this video from the Fresno Bee about 86-year-old Don Cheek of Clovis, Calif. Not only is he one the nation’s fastest sprinters in the 85-89 age group, he’s also among the fastest in the world. At the Pasadena Senior Games in June, Cheek ran the 100 in 17.63 to win the event in his age group, and he also won the 50m (9.37) and 200m (41.33). Over the decades, Cheek, a retired psychology professor, has held many national records and earned numerous medals, including a gold in the 400m at the inaugural World Masters Athletics Championships in Toronto in 1975. He’s trying to raise money in a GoFundMe campaign to he can compete in the2016 World Masters Athletic Championships in Perth, Australia, in October.