95-year-old runner wins gold at Stanford

Frank Levine, a 95-year-old Jewish runner, has two more medals to his name. But he’s not quite satisfied.

“I wanted to win three,” said the Pennsylvania resident shortly after the 2009 Summer National Senior Games at Stanford.

Levine won one gold medal and one silver medal in the Senior Games for the 1,500- and 800-meter races, respectively. He also raced in the 5,000.

“I was terribly disappointed about [the 5,000] because that was the most important … but I’m surviving,” Levine said. “I have a couple thousand medals.”

Levine was among 10,000 athletes, age 50 and up, competing in 24 sports and 800 events at the Senior Games, held Aug. 1 to 15. He has been running since he was 65 and recently broke two world track and field records in his age range, 95- to 99-year-olds.