Pengxue, 87, the oldest decathlete. Discus. France. 2015.
Assignment ID: 30177851A
Pengxue Su, 87, of China, the oldest decathlete (and the only competitor in the 85-89 age division) competes in the discus, the second event on the second day of the men's combined events, or decathlon, on August 6, 2015 at the Balmont Duchére stadium in Lyon, France during the 2015 World Masters Athletics Championships.
The Championships, which include track & field events (as well as race walking, marathon, cross country, half marathon and combined events) contested by athletes of 35 ages and over divided into 5-year age divisions, are being held at multiple locations in Lyon, France from August 4 through 16, 2015.
The second day of the decathlon competition includes the 80 meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and the 1500 meters. Combined events are scored using an international point table, and masters scores are age-graded so they are comparable across age ranges.
photo by Angela Jimenez for The New York Times
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