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93-year-old man competing as sprinter

May 31, 2012 at 5:31 PM

DICKENSON, N.D., May 31 (UPI) -- A North Dakota man who began competing in track and field events when he was 72 said he will compete in this year's Minnesota Senior Games at the age of 93.

Harold Bach of Dickenson, N.D., said he is traveling to Mankato, Minn., this weekend to sprint in the 50, 100, 200 and 400-meter dash events, the Mankato Free Press reported Thursday.

Bach said he had never tried track and field until he became curious about some events while watching friends compete in a race called the Senior Olympics.

"I watched several races," he said, "and I got to wondering how I would fare."

Organizers said up to 400 seniors are expected to participate in this year's Minnesota Senior Games.

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