Seymour, 88, high jumper. Louisville, Kentucky. 2007.
Senior athlete Seymour Duckman, 88, of Daytona Beach, Florida, is photographed participating in the high jump during the track and field competition at the 2007 Senior Olympics, held at the University of Louisville's Cardinal Park Soccer & Track Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky on June 28, 2007. ..Duckman, who had just undergone his 11th chemotherapy treatment for lung cancer, has survived prostate, colon and kidney caner. (He had 18" of his colon and a kidney removed)...Duckman ran track in high school then picked it up again in 1987- he also competed in long jump, shot put and discus at the Senior Games. His best jumps were 5'6" as a high schooler and 4'2" as a 75-year-old. .."I'm a mess," he said. "But I don't quit."..The event was sponsored by the National Senior Games Association, established in 1986, which oversees 50 state and 350 local and regional competitions for senior athletes in the United States each year. There are an estimated 250,000 senior athletes in training in the U.S. ...Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download