PROFILE--Roy Englert, Sr, recently set an age 95-99 world record in the 5000

Competing in this year's National Masters
(July 2019) Roy Englert, Sr, 96, shattered the 5000m world record for men 95-99 at the USATF Masters Outdoor Championships July 11 in Ames, Iowa, where he ran 42:30. The previous record was 50:10. Setting records isn’t new to Englert. At 95, while competing at the USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships in Maryland, he set three world records--in the 800-meter, 1500-meter and 3,000 meter races, with times of 6:03.84, 12:07.63, and 26:01.24. He has also competed in every National Senior Games since they started in 1987. “Its things like this that make the sport fun,” says Englert, of Springfield, VA.

Career/Profession? I had a long career as a lawyer in the banking and securities industry after I spent 22 years in the Treasury Department. I retired in 1997.

When did you start running and why? I didn’t start running until I was 58. I never played sports of any kind as a kid. I was on the small side, so sports weren’t something I felt I could compete in. I grew up in Nashville surrounded by