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William G. Carey

At the age of 51, Bill Carey began running and over the next 18 years became a world class senior and master athlete. In 1984, at the age of 57, Carey broke the National Senior Olympic 3,000 meter run record by 10 seconds. Three years later at the National Senior Olympics in St. Louis, MO, Carey earned gold medals in the 5,000 and 10,000 meter races. That effort qualified him for the World Games in Melbourne, Australia, the first of four World Games in which Carey has competed. In 1990 at the Tennessee Masters competition, he picked up gold medals in the 1,500, 3,000 and 5,000 meter races in the 60-65 age division. He dominated the Indianapolis Senior Classic in both 1992 and '93 with seven gold medals. In the Charleston, WV Senior Olympics Regional, Carey finished first in the 800, 1,500 and 5,000 meter runs. In addition, Carey has run in Japan, Canada and all over the United Sates, including the Boston Marathon.

Inducted 1996 | Track & Field