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Mike's story: Illinois Senior Olympics

BaseCamp alumnus and coached athlete Mike Adsit shared his experience at the 2022 Illinois Senior Olympics.

Had a good day at Illinois Senior Games. 2nd in 5K Time Trial; 1st in 35K Gravel Race; 70-74 age division. First ever gravel race. First ever gravel race hosted but the Senior Games. Beautiful country near Illinois River, Jim Edgar Fish & Wildlife Area. Gravel was challenging, loose and crunchy, rollers.

Thanks so much to fellow BaseCamper Kim Turner for showing me long gravel earlier this year. Sparked my interest! Also, thank you to Coach Jim Pomeroy for his direction and encouragement. Super thanks to Tim and Kathy for the BaseCamp program. The secret sauce. One more race, a needed break, and on to BaseCamp 22-23 in November. The next level.


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