Here would be a reality show worth seeing: the remarkable world of 93-year-old athlete Julian Myers. The Marina del Rey PR man won 11 medals (more than anyone else) at this month’s Huntsman World Senior track meet in St. George, Utah – including First Place in the 3,000 meters and 1,500 meters, and second or third place finishes in the running long jump, standing long jump, triple jump, discus, javelin, shot put and 200, 400 and 800 meters.
Being a Hollywood publicist, he didn’t waste the opportunity to wear a t-shirt touting a film project — “Hopper’s Nighthawks: 90 Minutes and Lives” that he is co-producing with Loyola Marymount Cinema and Television writer Arlene Clendenin, about the story behind the story of the world-famous Nighthawks painting.
In the wake of Centenarian runner Fauja Singh’s completion of a full marathon the other day, it’s worth noting that Myers has not only completed dozens of marathons, he ran 90 miles to celebrate his 90th birthday. There isn’t a TV camera crew following him around, however. At least, not yet.