Recognized for his prestige in the realm of sports, Ronald C. Whittemore is a prominent long-distance runner and jumper whose significance in the profession is unparalleled by others in his age bracket. Recently turning 81 years old on April 3rd, his passion for sports has defied the odds, propelling him forward as an influential and inspirational figure throughout the New England area. Highlighted in The Eagle Times and Valley News in their sports’ sections, he ran his first marathon in Boston, MA, in 1961 and continued to run more than one mile per day for seven consecutive years. Subsequently, he unfortunately developed asthma and heart conditions, including three heart attacks and a blood transfusion, and shortly thereafter, he limited himself to short distance running, long jumps, and triple jumps. Despite his health struggles, he continues to serve as a dedicated sports enthusiast, practicing his sport every day. Most recently featured in the July 2nd edition of The Eagle Times in recognition of three gold medals he obtained at the Senior Olympic Games in Burlington, VT, he earned first place in the long jump, triple jump, and 100-meter dash for his age bracket (80-84). Notably, he has attended every National Senior Game since 1995 and jumped long enough to place fourth in the all-time history of the Senior Games.
In 2011, Mr. Whittemore achieved a bronze medal in the triple jump at the National Senior Games in Humble, TX. In light of his outstanding undertakings, he was named an All-American by the USA Track and Field. Furthermore, he earned Fourth Place and Second Place in the triple jump at the National Senior Olympics in 2013 and 2017, respectively. Likewise, he was named a Lifetime Achiever and a Top Executive by Marquis Who’s Who in 2018, and he was featured in The Wall Street Journal on January 15, 2019. However, he cites the highlight of his career to be when he received his Masters All-American certificates. In his spare time, Mr. Whittemore enjoys sprinting, jumping, bicycling, reading, and playing chess. He is happily married to his wife Lois Whittemore and is the proud father of one daughter, Debbie.
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