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Bernie Stamm, 2020 Virtual World Champion in Javelin

Revisiting Local Athlete Bernie Stamm Earlier this year as part of my Spotlight on Local Athletes series I interviewed 81-year-old Bernie Stamm, a fascinating world ranked high jumper and javelin thrower. At that time, Bernie’s training for the Virginia Senior Games in May and the World Masters Track and Field Championships in Toronto in late […]

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  I first noticed Bernie, a spry gentleman who was doing various drills across the 55 and over gym floor where I work. It was instantly obvious that he was in excellent shape and his abilities were those of an athlete with a much higher level of fitness than the average person. His movements displayed […]

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Meet Elite Virginia Runner and Potomac River Running Store Owner Ray Pugsley

  I first met Ray Pugsley shortly after he and his wife Cathy – along with Cathy’s sister and husband – opened one of their two first Potomac River Running Stores in Ashburn, Virginia in 2003. At the time, I was coaching marathoners for Worldgate Sport & Health and approached Ray and Cathy to see […]

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Suzanne Medairy:  Ultramarathon Runner Turned Ironman

I first met Suzanne when she was the race director of the TKO Melanoma 5K, a race near and dear to my heart. Previously, we had chatted online when she had some questions regarding my JFK 50-Miler plaque after seeing a picture of it on social media. It intrigued me that Suzanne, a runner herself, […]

 
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