100-Year-Young Woodbridge Resident Competes at National Senior Games

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Woodbridge resident and 100-year-young track athlete Roy Englert already earned one medal ahead of competing in the 2023 National Senior Games presented by Humana from July 7 to 18 in Pittsburgh. Roy has been selected as a Humana Game Changer – a national recognition of an athlete who exemplifies healthy aging and provides encouragement, motivation, and inspiration for all seniors to live healthy lifestyles.

A Navy lieutenant until 1946 who earned three battle stars, Roy picked up running at age 60 to improve his overall health and is one of only two athletes to have competed in every National Senior Games since they began in 1987. It is now Roy’s mission to inspire others – especially his fellow seniors – to be active.

Roy won a gold medal in the Men’s 400M (100+ age bracket). Roy also was honored at a special ceremony for being selected as a Humana Game Changer.

Runner Roy Englert, 100, accepted his Humana Game Changer medal at the 2023 National Senior Games on Sunday, July 9, in Pittsburgh. Englert, from Woodbridge, is one of 28 athletes selected for national recognition as a Humana Game Changer, which celebrates athletes’ commitment to healthy aging and their encouragement, motivation and inspiration to people of all ages to get active. Nearly 12,000 men and women ages 50 and over are competing July 7 to 18, 2023 as part of the largest multi-sport event in the world for seniors. Englert has competed in every National Senior Games since they began in 1987. (Andrew Rush/AP Images for Humana Inc.)

 

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