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Dick Doyle: "The Medal Man"

August 12, 2014
By John Speer - Editor (jspeer@tamatoledonews.com) , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Dick Doyle, Toledo, took three years off from participating in the Iowa Games. That was after 21 straight years of competing in the track and field events.

He said he had some health issues and took a break from competition.

But he said, "I like to go."

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Dick Doyle, Toledo, displays some of the latest track and field medals which he earned at the Iowa Games in Ames on July 19. He entered this year after a three-year break from 21 straight years of competition.
Chronicle/John Speer

And that he did on Saturday, July 19. Back in Ames at the 2014 Games he won first in the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 400 yard dash and, to top it off, the broad jump.

Dick is 78 years old and competes in the 75-79 age class.

With those four medals he has quite a collection from the Iowa Games, a total of 190 medals won over the years.

Dick says he trains "a little bit."

That's probably when he has time. He works full time on the swing shift as a valet at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel.

He says the parking and retrieving vehicles is good training in itself and "the tips are good." He also says the job allows him to meet people and work outside both of which he enjoys.

He says he sees retirement coming up but says his wife, Carolee "tells me to keep on working.",

 
 

 

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