Over 50 years ago 1956 Olympic alternate (10,000m) Jerry Smartt was in Europe racing in Finland. This summer he is heading back to Finland to compete in the international senior championships. I'm amazed that Jerry can still be competing after so long and now, at age 78!

I met Jerry in 1961 when he lived in Southern California and we have renewed our friendship lately. He currently lives and trains in the Warsaw Missouri area.