ran his first hurdle at age 69, when a friend suggested he
take his leaping abilities to the track after celebrating
his victory in tennis matches by jumping over the net! Since
then, Bert has become a legend in the sport of track and field
as a gold medalist and world-record holder. He broke 5 world
records last year, including breaking his own in the 80m hurdles!
He first lowered the record of 19.82 seconds to 19.4, then
came back a week later and broke his own 19.4 record lowering
it to 19.18!
At the U.S. Indoor Championships, Bert broke the world record
in the 60m sprint, 60m hurdles and the 200m sprint. His first
world record was in 1989 at the World Championships in Eugene,
Oregon at age 76 in the 80m hurdles at 16.14. Since then he's
competed in 8 World Championships, as well as countless local,
regional and national competitions -- winning literally hundreds
of medals that he would rather award to his grandchildren
for their accomplishments! In July, Bert won silver in the
80m hurdles at the 13th Annual World Veteran Track & Field
Championships in Gateshead, England (where he was sponsored
by Rosie O'Donnell) and he just won four gold medals at the
San Diego Senior Olympics. Bert's always believed that it's
not about winning and the medals -- it's the challenge and
camaraderie of competition that keeps him going.
starred in a national Chiquita Banana television commercial
for three years which featured him running the hurdles and
enjoying his breakfast of champions which always includes
a banana. Diet plays an important role in his fitness program
-- daily breakfast consists of a combination of 14 natural,
whole grains which he tops with honey and bee pollen, as well
as his "antioxidant cocktail" made with aloe vera juice. Bert
believes diet and his daily stretching routine, combined with
his cross-training ranging from pool, track, and weight workouts
are the secrets to maintaining his health and vitality.
BEE POLLEN & VITAMIN CONTACT
Mountain Home Distributors (800)888-1415
Bert has opted for the pre-packaged vitamins that contain
all the nutrients he used to take individually now in 30-day
• Daily Advantage
• Joint Advantage
• Vision Advantage
The prices range from $30-50 per “advantage”,
however, if you order on the Easy Ship where it’s automatic
every month, there $$ savings.
Bert also orders his “China Gold” Bee Pollen through
this company and there are regular specials like 1# Packages
$10.50 and you only use a teaspoon +/- a day, on top of the
grain breakfast, so it lasts.