St.George, UT--10/11/06--2:21:21 PM-
Verla Shippen Ball, 91, of Idaho Falls, Id,. runs the final leg of the 4x100m relay race held at Snow Canyon High School. Ball and her three other sisters, Nelda Shippen Reed, 80, Ruby Shippen Call, 83, and Ava Shippen Hessing, 85, set a world record in the event--that was run all by octogenarians. -- with a time of 3:51.85.
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The HUNTSMAN WORLD SENIOR GAMES, as it is known today, began in 1987 as the World Senior Games, an international senior sports competition. n 1989 Jon M. Huntsman, Chairman of the Huntsman Corporation, became the Games' principal sponsor after recognizing that the Games not only fostered lifetime fitness, but also expanded Utah's economic vitality.
List of Games played:
Track & Field
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