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Dickinson's Harold Bach wins 4 more gold medals

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ST. GEORGE, Utah -- Dickinson's Harold Bach went a perfect 4-for-4 in his races at the Huntsman World Senior Games this week.

Bach, 92, won gold medals in the 50, 100, 200 and 400 meters in the men's 90-94 age division.


Bach raced against two men in the 50 and the 100 and competed against one of those men in the 200 and 400.

He had a time of 11.11 seconds in the 50 meters, beating Kenneth Gross of Chatsworth, Calif., by 4.21 seconds. He handedly beat Gross again in the 100 with a time of 22.16. Bach won by 10.97 seconds.

Bach cruised past Julian Meyers of Marina Del Rey, Calif., in the 200 and 400. Bach won the 200 in 49.77 seconds and the 400 in 2:12.82. He beat Meyers by more than a minute and a half in the 200 and finished in less than half the time Myers did in the 400.

Bach has won countless awards at athletic games for senior citizens since taking up running at age 72.

He holds the world record in the 50 meters for a runner over 90 years old with a 10.95-second time he set last year.