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PA grandmother makes U.S. Olympic team in race walking

A 58-year-old Pennsylvania grandmother has qualified for the 2024 Olympics.

Michelle Rohl finished third in Saturday’s 20-kilometer race walk at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Rohl had a time of 1:42:27 in the competition, held on the streets of Springfield, Oregon.

The four-time U.S. race walking champion from Tioga County retired from the sport more than 20 years ago to homeschool her five children but returned in her 50s.

This will be her fourth Olympics, having previously competed in 1992, 1996 and 2000.

Rohl holds multiple individual age-group running records from 800 to 10,000 meters. Last January, she set the American mile record for women in the 55-59 age group.

The 2024 Olympics are being held July 26 through Aug. 11 in Paris.REG-L-OlympicGrandmother-0630

Pa. grandmother has chance to make U.S. Olympic team in race walking


Source: Berkshire mont

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