Jack Starr

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Jack Starr took up racewalking, an Olympic sport, in 1993, six years after he retired from the DuPont Co. By 2006, Starr had put together such an impressive
racewalking resume he was inducted into the USA Track and Field (USATF) Masters Competition Hall of Fame, and he is still racewalking at a high level. Starr has won more than 70 USATF championships
in age groups 65, 70, 75, 80 and 85-and-over at distances from 1500m to 50k. The 70-win count includes six World Masters Championship gold medals in Austria, Italy, France, Canada and the United
States. He has set 40 USA national and world records in various distances from 1500m to 40k. As an 88 year-old racewalker, Starr has held age-group records at every distance from 1500m to 40k plus
one-hour postal: longest racewalk distance in one-hour’s time. He was the first American, 70-years or older, to ever racewalk 10k in one hour. Starr’s racewalking resume includes racewalking
marathons: Boston, at age 71, in 4 hours 53 minutes 31 seconds (an 11:14 pace); the Marine Corps Marathon; and, in 2011, the Delaware Marathon, setting an 80-84 age-group record time, including
runners, of 5 hours 14 minutes. Starr was inducted into the USATF Masters Hall of Fame in 2006, and was voted USATF Masters racewalker of the year in 2000, 2004 and 2007. All three times Starr
received racewalker of the year honors he became the oldest athlete to receive the award. Starr was elected to the Delaware Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2005. He was a resident of Delaware from
1957 to 2008 and currently lives in nearby Pennsylvania.



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