M90 runner-world record set by Orville Rogers
2]BOSTON, USA--Orville Rogers of Dallas, 90, set a record
of 4:19:97 in Sunday's M90 800 meter race during the 2008
USA Master Indoor Track and Field Championship in Boston.
He torched the previous record for his age group
by more than 40 seconds.
Orville also set a record in the mile with a
time of 9:56:58. He is the father of Lindale's Dr. Rick Rogers.
KLTV 7 Sports spoke to Orville by phone from
Dallas Tuesday evening.
"Well, I can't believe it to begin with," he
laughed. "I had no idea I'd be competitive nationally and
especially internationally until about six months ago when
I started checking on the times. Actually, I entered six events
hoping to pick out the ones I thought I could best fit in
and those were the two. I would have liked to run one more."
Orville's advice is that you are never too old
to try something new. He says he began running when he was