New Mexico seniors compete in 27 sports for State Summer Olympic games

New Mexico seniors compete in 27 sports for State Summer Olympic games


AND THIS WEEKEND, MORE THAN A THOUSAND NEW MEXICO SENIORS ARE PROVING JUST THAT — AS THEY COMPETED IN 27 DIFFERENT SPORTS. NEWS 13 )S FERNANDA LOPEZ SHOWW US. 1;16 set bang 1;18 Esther Felipe 12;42 I )ve been running for about 30 years 12;45 ESTHER FELIPE SAYS IT )S WHAT KEEPS HER GOING. Esther Felipe 16;49 I have I think three great great grandchildren and you )re running 10k )s yes laughs 16;55 5;32 cheering at the finish line SHE )S ONE OF MORE THAN 11-HUNDRED ATHLETES 50 AND OLDER — COMPETING IN THE 39TH ANNUAL SENIOR OLYMPICS STATE SUMMER GAMES. Esther Felipe 18;35 I )m not very fast anymore but I keep going 18;37 CLOSING IN ON 90 YEARS OLD — ESTHER SAYS SHE ENJOYS THE COMPETITION. OVER THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS, SHE )S RAN IN THE 5 AND 10 KAY EVENTS… ALONG WITH ALL SIX TRACK RACES TODAY. Esther Felipe 13;49 i love it because it keeps me in shape 13;51 PLUS — THIS SOCIAL BUTTERFLY SAYS THE FRIENDSHIPS SHE MAKES ARE ALL PART OF THE FUN. ESTHER 17;04 really the social part of it i meet so many people 17;09 LIKE 77-YEAR-OLD CAROLYN ROBINSON…. WHO )S COMPETED IN FIVE (NATIONAL SENIOR GAMES. SHE SAYS ITS ALL ABOUT THE RUSH! carolyn robinson,77 24;13 its a thrill 24;14 FOR SOME OF THESE STAR ATHLETES — COMPETING CAME LATER IN LIFE. FOR OTHERS… IT )S BEEN A LIFELONG PASSION. 8;15 its a lot of fun to line up and just finish the race 8;18 ONE THING THESE ATHLETES CAN AGREE ON…. THE SPIRIT OF COMPETITION KEEPS THEM YOUNG. 9;21 I )d like to keep going until I can )t do it anymore 9;24 FERNANDA LOPEZ 4;24 bang close up coach in the race KRQE NEWS 13. THE NEW MEXICO SENIOR OLYMPICS WRAP UP TOMORROW. ATHLETES HAVE BEEN COMPETING IN ALL KINDS OF EVENTS — LIKE ARCHERY, BOWLING, CYCLING, TENNIS AND PICKLEBALL. IN 2019 — ALBQUERQUE WILL HOST THE (NATIONAL SENIOR OLYMPICS.

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