Key Takeaways:

GetSetUp's very first sponsored athlete, Ellen Jaffe Jones, was among nearly 12,000 athletes who competed in 21 sports at this year's National Senior Games in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She competed in the track and field category and was the only woman in her age group, 70-74, to complete all seven races. Impressive! 

The group's races were:

  • 50-meter dash
  • 100-meter dash
  • 200-meter dash¬†
  • 400-meter dash¬†
  • 800-meter dash¬†
  • 1500-meter dash
  • 4 x 100-meter relay race¬†

Even more exciting, she medalled in two races, including winning bronze in the 800-meter and silver in the relay race!

By completing all seven events, Ellen, who has followed a vegan diet for more than 40 years, dispels the myth that vegans don't have the stamina to run competitively.

Other amazing older adult athletes showcased their athleticism in the shot put, long jump, triple jump, javelin, high jump, discus, and hammer. There was camaraderie among the athletes, who genuinely wished the best for each other. 

From the 50-year-old distance runners breaking national records to the 99-year-old sprinters, the takeaway is that today is the perfect day to go after your dreams, inspire others, and maybe even become a sponsored athlete, just like our very own Ellen. 

Be sure to attend her upcoming Guest Speaker session, Finding Inspiration To Live My Best Life, on May 24th. She'll dive deep into her journey of aging better, becoming a vegan athlete, and authoring five nutrition books, including Eat Vegan on $4.00 a Day.

Congratulations Ellen! You are a true inspiration!

May 27, 2022
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