Norm Lesage, 83, going for gold at B.C. Seniors Games in Kamloops

About 4,000 British Columbian seniors will take part in the 2013 B.C. Seniors Games in Kamloops, August 20–24, including 83-year-old sprinting superstar Norm Lesage of Burnaby.

Norm Lesage, 83, of Burnaby, is going for the 100m title at the B.C. Seniors Games in Kamloops. Photo: SierraSil.
Norm Lesage, 83, of Burnaby, is going for the 100m title at the B.C. Seniors Games in Kamloops. Photo: SierraSil.

About 4,000 British Columbians will take part in the 2013 B.C. Seniors Games in Kamloops, August 2024. The athletes participate 25 different sports, including a selection of track running distances and a 10K road race.

Men’s and women’s age categories run from 55 to 90+, in five-year age groups. Participants in the track and field events must be 55 years old on the first day of competition.

Burnaby’s Norm Lesage says he’s been training hard for the upcoming games in his specialty, the 100m. At age 83, he shows no signs of slowing down, having run his first race at the age of 68. A spokesperson for SierraSil, Lesage says he attributes much of his running success to the joint relief supplement.Lesage has an 80+ PB of 15.6 seconds in the 100m, ranking him 6th in the world at the distance in the 80–84 age group,