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Welcome to the seventh issue of "The Long Run" monthly e-Newsletter. This issue is a Special Edition with a 2013 Games Photo Recap. The newsletter with the NSGA association news, National Games updates, athlete features and health and wellness information will return to its normal format in the September Issue. Be sure to check our website at www.NSGA.com for up-to-date information.

SPECIAL PHOTO EDITION

A Look Back at the 2013 National Senior Games Presented by Humana

 

There were many words used by our athletes to describe their visit to Cleveland: Surprised. Delighted.  Entertained. Befriended. Excited.  We could share a lot of words about the experience, but we would rather share a few of the images from the games to allow those who attended to reminisce...and to inspire those who did not to prepare to qualify for an equally unforgettable experience sure to be had when the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana are hosted in Bloomington - Minneapolis - St. Paul in 2015.

 

A special thanks to the talented photography students from Brooks Institute who once again captured the heart and soul of one of the greatest events in all of sport - The National Senior Games.

Flame Arrival Ceremony sponsored by AstraZeneca

Senior athletes at the Opening Festival hold the torch and celebrate the start of their two week journey in Cleveland that lasted from Friday, July 19 to Thursday, Aug. 1,2013. (©TraceyJoyce/Brooks Institute2013) 

 

Cleveland's own Mark Ballenger participates in the National Senior Games torch relay on Friday, July 19, 2013. There were six relay participants and Ballenger biked the first leg. 

(©Makenzie L. Goodman/Brooks Institute2013

The City of Lights Monument is lit by John and Scott Means at the ceremonial beginning of the 2013 Senior Games in downtown Cleveland, Ohio on Friday, July 19, 2013. Their father, John Means Sr., was scheduled to carry the torch, but his sons lit the cauldren in his honor after his unfortunate death one week before the opening. Their father had participated in previous Senior Games earning medals as a track athlete. (©Will Clark/Brooks Institute2013)
Fireworks delight more than 3,000 gathered to celebrate the opening of the games next to City of Lights Monument on the mall atop the new Cleveland Convention Center(©Barclay Fernandez/Brooks Institute2013)
Competition Week 1
82-year-old Dorothy Sinson of Chicago, Ilinois celebrates after finishing the triathlon race held around the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Sunday, June 21, 2013. (©Makenzie L. Goodman/Brooks Institute2013)

Janie Millisaps, left, of the Smokey Mountain Mamas from Tennessee, lays up the ball against the Texas Stampede at Cleveland State University's Campus Recreation Center on Thursday, July 25, 2013. The Smokey Mountain Mamas won the 60-64 age bracket game 34-14. 

(©Dougal Brownlie/Brooks Institute2013) 

92 year old archer Emery Loisell of Burlington Massachusetts lets an arrow fly at the final day of compound release National Senior Games  competition at the Laurel School's Butler Campus in Russel Township, Ohio, on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (©Mischa Lopiano/Brooks Institute2013)
Col. Jamie Houston from Ft. Jackson, South Carolina returns the ball to his opponent Dan Villeneuve from Escanaba, Michigan in men's 60-64 singles action on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Western Reserve Racquet & Fitness Club in Streetsboro, Ohio.  Col. Houston won the match by a score of 6-1 6-1 and advanced to the medal round, but his call to duty prevented him from staying an extra day to play for a bronze medal. We salute all active and veteran members of the Armed Forces who participate in the senior games movement. (©Dougal Brownlie/Brooks Institute2013)
Texans DeEtte Sauer of Houston (left) and her friend Ida Hlavacek of Fort Worth embrace after the woman's 70-74 age group butterfly 100 yard race held at the Cleveland State University Natatorium on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. (©Claire Eggers/Brooks Institute2013)
Celebration of Athletes sponsored by AstraZeneca

Athletes and locals celebrated the 2013 National Senior Games with pageantry and fun entertainment in Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena on Friday, July 26, 2013. (©Barclay Fernandez/Brooks Institute2013)

Olympic Gold medalist and ice skating icon Scott Hamilton surprised and delighted the crowd when he popped out of the "Blaze" mascot costume to kick off the festivities for the Celebration of Athletes sponsored by AstraZeneca on Friday, July 26, 2013. 
(©Barclay Fernandez/Brooks Institute2013)
A highlight of the Celebration of Athletes is the parade of state flags.  Here Ed Roberts and Dorothy Gross carry the Lone Star Flag for Texas in the procession. (©Anacleto Rapping 2013)
Competition Week 2
Craig Davis of Hillsboro Beach Florida (center) wins the men's 50 meter dash beating out Michael Waller (left) and Chris McConnell (right) in the 55-59 age division on Monday, July 29, 2013. The National Senior Games track and field events were held at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea. 
(©Anacleto Rapping 2013)
Identical twins Joe Torres, left, and John Torres of San Antonio, Texas compete in pickleball competition at the Cleveland Convention Center on Monday, July 29, 2013. The brothers were profiled in a Wall Street Journal story that featured the newest medal sport in the National Senior Games. (©Tracey Joyce/Brooks Institute2013)
Louisianian Dixie Volley Chicks (left) congratulates Donna Miller and her Keystone Diggers team from Pennsylvania on their two game win to advance them further in volleyball pool play held at the Cleveland Convention Center on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Sportsmanship and camaraderie are hallmarks of athletes who participate in our games. 
(©Tracey Joyce/Brooks Institute2013)
Senior athletes compete in the preliminary rounds of table tennis at the Veale Center at Case Western Reserve University on Friday, July 26, 2013. The National Senior Games was the largest multisports event hosted in metro Cleveland in decades. (©Dougal Brownlie/Brooks Institute2013)
The Village sponsored by AstraZeneca
Overhead view from the Cleveland Convention Center balcony of The Village sponsored by AstraZeneca. Athletes are gathered for entertainment at the Main Stage on the right with sport courts stretching out beyond.(©Makenzie L. Goodman/Brooks Institute2013)
Floor view as doors opened for exhibits, activities and entertainment on Friday, July 19, 2013 in Cleveland Convention Center. Humana's massive interactive "Well Being Tour" on the right was a popular attraction for thousands who passed through over two weeks. 
(©Barclay Fernandez/Brooks Institute2013)
AstraZeneca also hosted the popular Cyber Cafe sponsored by AstraZeneca within the village where guests could relax and catch up on email and games information on complimentary Internet screens set up for their convenience. (©Miriam Creach/Brooks Institute2013)
Athletes gave high marks for the atmosphere and friendliness found in the Cleveland Convention Center. Friends from New Jersey, Betty Helfrich (far left) and Edith Crum (middle), both competed in tennis and softball in the 70+ category and Barbara Le Fleur (right) also competed in the 65+ age group of tennis at the National Senior Games. 
(©Tracey Joyce/Brooks Institute2013)

Want To See And Read More?

The Daily News from the 2013 Games.

Visit The Daily News online archives where you will find features, stories and an extensive photo gallery that recaps all of the action and activities.  To browse all stories, just click on the Load More tab at the bottom of each news page.  Click on the Photo Gallery box on the upper right side to see all of the images.

(©Tracey Joyce/Brooks Institute2013)

 

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