Fame buzzes around Waldo McBurney again — at 104

Unlike some Republican congressmen from Florida, I prefer older boys — like 104-year-old Waldo McBurney of Kansas. Whattaguy. This week, his name was heard on National Public Radio, and newspaper stories around the country told of his being named the oldest worker in America. He’s also one of the oldest masters athletes, although I haven’t seen his name in results since the 2003 worlds in Puerto Rico. At that meet, he was looking forward to racing fellow M100 Everett Hosack over 100 meters. But Everett’s doctor put the kibosh on that, telling Ev he couldn’t fly. Everett died not long afterward. But sweet ‘ol Waldo is still going strong.

Here’s a photo of Waldo from 1999 Gateshead worlds:

When Waldo isn’t busy tending to his hives, he’s writing books!
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October 5, 2006