103-year-old from Laramie runs in the Wyoming Senior Olympics

Gerry Meyer ran and shared wisdom during the Olympic weekend
Published: Aug. 5, 2023 at 10:45 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Gerry Meyer has been running his whole life, all 103 years of it.

Saturday and day three of the Wyoming Senior Olympics were no different.

Bright and early, Meyer ran the 50 meter race and he did it in 26 seconds.

To Meyer, Saturday’s run was just any other run amongst thousands over his lifetime.

“Well I train and prepare by just casual running,” Meyer said. “That’s it. But, once upon a time, in the early days. I ran every single day. We live across from a golf course in Laramie. Just running out around the golf course, that’s it. And, you know, behave yourself.”

It seems Meyer has behaved himself pretty well over his life, he turns 104-years-old in November.

Behave himself on Saturday night at the Wyoming Senior Olympics Banquet, however? I would say so, his quick wit and mischievous smile through the night may have casted some doubt though.

Meyer was the guest speaker at the event meant to celebrate all of those who came together through the week to celebrate staying active.

“Along your life people turn out to be either mentors or supporters and individuals will stand out as having made a real contribution and you learn from that and it’s important in life to have that kind of experience,” Meyer said.