In 2012, Michael Gilfix (age 66) qualified for the 2013 National Senior Games by winning both the 5K and 10K races in his 65-to-69 age bracket at the California Senior Games.
Mike participated in the 5K race on July 23, 2013 in the National Games in Cleveland. In a challenging national field, Mike placed 8th with a time of 22 minutes and 42 seconds on a hilly course through the grounds of the Cleveland Zoo. Mike averaged 7 minutes and 17 seconds per mile.
"It was inspiring to compete with top runners from across the nation. Some were as young as 50. Some were in their nineties," observes Mr. Gilfix. "In my age group, the winner ran 6 minute and 26 second miles. Very impressive!"
Congratulations to Mike!