M85 decathlete Dennis “Denny” Sullivan, being an Oregon athlete and world record holder, inspired a comparison to Olympic champ Ashton Eaton in an Associated Press story that originated in the Bend Bulletin.
We learn: “Sullivan said he will be taking a break from competitions to let heal the injuries he sustained in his latest meet and to recover from his bout with vertigo. When he does return to the track, he said, his next major meet will be as an 87-year-old next summer at the 2013 World Masters Athletics Championships in Brazil. He realizes that, as much as he loves the competitions, they are becoming more challenging and he can’t go on forever.
‘Something people don’t realize is that the stopwatch and the tape measure don’t lie,’ he said, referring to his advancing years. ‘It tells you how you’re dropping (off) as you grow older.’”
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