World War II vet logs more miles in Baldwin Park 5K – California News

World War II vet logs more miles in Baldwin Park 5K – California News




BALDWIN PARK >> World War II veteran Lono Tyson has been running in the Baldwin Park Pride In The Valley 5K Run/Walk at Morgan Park since its inception in 1994.

At age 90, he crossed the finish line again Saturday.

Born and raised in Pasadena and a 60-year resident of Monrovia, Tyson said he used to complete the race running in about 16 minutes.

These days, the course takes him about an hour.

“I enjoy the challenge,” he said. “I’m usually the oldest finisher in the races I enter.”

Through the decades, Tyson, who has survived prostate cancer and a quadruple heart bypass, has run, swam, biked and now walked thousands of miles in triathlons, the AIDS Walk and the Mt. Wilson Trail Race among other events.


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